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I currently possess a MCP certification. I was wondering do the terms and conditions allow the MCP logo to be used in a Newspaper advertisement?

I have looked at the guidelines document from Microsoft (https://www.certificationlogobuilder.com/downloads/MCP_LogoUsage.pdf)

The document states that the logo can be used for business cards, email signatures, websites and marketing materials, does a printed advert in a newspaper come under marketing materials?

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Yes, it does count as marketing materials. But what you are seeing are most likely the Microsoft Certified and Gold Partner logos in ads, not MCP.

http://www.microsoft.com/hk/certpartner/default.mspx

Microsoft Certified Partner Logo

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Logo

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Ive seen the partner logos on adverts just wanted to know if the same applied to MCP certifications. Im just a one man shop and wanted to make sure that I wasnt breaking the logo rules. Do you know if there is anything offial from Microsoft on the subject? –  Sean Taylor Oct 12 '09 at 20:01
    
Marketing is marketing, be it a flier or newspaper ad. You can always email the MCP team (mcp@microsoft.com) to get the final word. –  mrdenny Oct 13 '09 at 0:15

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