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THE UNCOMMON DENOMINATION is a registered service mark of the Unitarian Universalist Association
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THE UNCOMMON DENOMINATION. was registered as a service mark of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in order to provide us access to the legal process should we ever need to stop or prohibit misuse of this phrase by other organizations. Maintaining a service mark requires that simple permission and records of use be kept. This document, along with the Covenant for Use (PDF, 2 pages), serves as the permission needed for our member congregations. 

Thanks for your careful use of these resources, including presentation of the message in the established type face and color scheme. May they grow our faith in your community in ways enriching and challenging!

Here's the legal language we need to inform you about:

THE UNCOMMON DENOMINATION. is a registered service mark of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Others may use it only with the Association's express permission. Member congregations of the UUA may use THE UNCOMMON DENOMINATION. in connection with their activities provided such activities are consistent with the practices and tenets of the Association. Permission granted to use THE UNCOMMON DENOMINATION. to any person or organization (including member congregations) may be revoked by the Association at any time effective upon written notice of such revocation. Use of THE UNCOMMON DENOMINATION. materials shall constitute the user's acknowledgment of and agreement to the foregoing terms.

When using the phrase The Uncommon Denomination. it must appear with the "service mark" above the period after the final "n" in denomination and look like this: The Uncommon Denomination. sm

For questions about use of The Uncommon Denomination. please contact us at the email address below.

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