WHEREAS the AACRAO name and logo ("the Marks") have been registered as service marks by the Association for the benefit of all its members, and

WHEREAS protection of the Association's rights to the Marks depends upon ensuring the Marks are used only with the permission of the Association, and

WHEREAS the Board is charged under the Bylaws of the Association with responsibility for managing all of the Association's financial resources and assets, and

WHEREAS the Bylaws also provide that the Board members act as representatives of the members and are responsible for enhancing the Association's public standing,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that permitted uses of the Marks other than in communications exclusively between or among voting members shall be only such uses as have been approved in writing by the Board or by the Executive Director, pursuant to authority delegated to him by the Board, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that approval of a use by any member of the Association shall not be unreasonably withheld where such member has applied to the Board or the Executive Director for permission to use the Marks in connection with official Association activities, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that communications by the Board's members, by members of the Association, by staff or by any other individual invoking the Association's name or logo shall not be considered to reflect the official position of the organization unless they have been reviewed in advance by the Board; or, acting on the basis of authority delegated to them by the Board, by a committee, individual member or staff member, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that members shall direct their written requests to the Executive Director in order to obtain prior clearance for communications so that they can be treated as official communications from the Association.