Intellectual Property—BCG Service and Certification Marks

Intellectual Property—BCG Service and Certification Marks 2018-03-30T15:43:00+00:00

BCG currently uses several service and certification marks. Our name, Board for Certification of Genealogists, and certification marks, Certified Genealogist and CG, are trademarks registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our credentials Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are service marks.


For guidance about acceptable practices and uses, see > Use of BCG’s Service Marks and Certification Marks.

For information about protection of BCG’s marks, see > Protection of BCG’s Service Marks and Certification Marks.