TMEP 1205.01(a)(vi): Parties Authorized to use the Red Crescent and Third Protocol Emblem

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1205.01(a)(vi)    Parties Authorized to use the Red Crescent and Third Protocol Emblem

Under 18 U.S.C. §706a, the following parties are authorized to use the Red Crescent symbol and the Third Protocol Emblem on a white background and the designations "Red Crescent" and "Third Protocol Emblem:"

  • (1) authorized national societies that are members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and their duly authorized employees and agents;
  • (2) the International Committee of the Red Cross, and its duly authorized employees and agents;
  • (3) the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and its duly authorized employees and agents; and
  • (4) the sanitary and hospital authorities of the armed forces of State Parties to the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949.

If the applicant is not clearly authorized to use an emblem or designation, the examining attorney must refuse registration. The refusal may be withdrawn if the applicant or the applicant’s attorney submits a statement that the applicant is an authorized party, and indicates the reason why the applicant is authorized (e.g., applicant is an authorized agent of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies).