One of HolacracyOne’s functions is to maintain the integrity of the Holacracy brand and the quality of any professional offerings in the world which are tied to that brand. All too often, promising methods that include significant novelty have their message or uniqueness “watered down” in the world by those who lack the expertise to represent it with integrity, even if unintentionally. When this integrity is protected and a brand identity maintained, this also enables those consuming product, service, or training offerings to trust they’re getting a level of quality true to what those who created the brand can provide. This consumer protection is the original intent and primary goal of trademark law.
To this end, Holacracy® is a trademark of HolacracyOne LLC (as are other related marks), and most of our content is copyrighted – although much of our copyrighted content is released under a Creative Commons license (see each document for specific copyright details). HolacracyOne seeks to protect the integrity of these marks and materials, and the quality they represent. We do not seek to restrict people from practicing or adopting the Holacracy operating system, nor to restrict people from talking about or sharing Holacracy with colleagues, and trademarks do not create such rights anyway. Our trademark does prevent people from marketing or selling certain products, services, and trainings using the Holacracy trademark unless they have a license to do so. HolacracyOne offers such licenses through a Licensing Program, which allows other firms to market and sell Holacracy offerings as long as they meet certain quality and integrity standards.
HolacracyOne offers a licensing program for professional firms who wish to do everything above, such as market and sell Holacracy products, services, or trainings. HolacracyOne offers a comprehensive program to help and support such firms in doing so with quality and integrity – contact us for details.
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Do you see something that looks like a violation of these rules? We'd appreciate hearing from you, just contact us to report it - and thanks for taking the time! If what you see is from one of our Licensed Holacracy Providers, all is well - they are qualified and authorized to market and sell Holacracy services. If you see an organization that's not listed there doing that, it's likely a violation of the trademark; if you let us know, we'll direct them to this webpage and ask them nicely but firmly to stop.
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