We get many questions about our philosophy about Trademarks and Copyrights, and how to honor our intellectual property.
What is a trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
What is copyright?
A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work. The Center of Being has both trademarks and copyrights.
What is rebranding?
Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, different identity in the mind of consumers.
Recommended Trademark Guidelines from the Center of Being, Inc.
In your Advertising: Integrated Energy Therapy® and IET® are registered trademarks of The Center of Being, Inc. As an IET Master-Instructor, you may use the Integrated Energy Therapy® and IET® trademarked names in your advertising and literature. You may put the Integrated Energy Therapy® and IET® names on your business cards, flyers, brochures, etc. We ask that you include the registered service mark symbol ® as part of the names as
In a Website Name: You may not use the Integrated Energy Therapy® and IET® names as all or part of the name of a website (e.g. www.IntegratedEnergyTherapy.net, or www.bestIET.com, or www.IETforKids.com). You may, of course, use the Integrated Energy Therapy or IET names within the pages of your website itself.
On Your Merchandise: You may not use the Integrated Energy Therapy® and IET® names on merchandise that you create for sale or to give away (e.g. books, posters, audio programs, or video programs) without the written permission of The Center of Being, Inc. In Training Classes that You Create: You may not use the Integrated Energy Therapy® and IET® names in training classes that you create. For example you are not allowed to create a class like Crystals for IET® or Tuning Forks for Integrated Energy Therapy®.
Recommended Copyright Guidelines
All printed and audio products produced and sold by The Center of Being, Inc. are protected by copyright laws and must not be reproduced in any way by any means. Here are some simple guidelines that we ask you to follow:
♦ Do not copy or reproduce any Center of Being publication or any part of it (books, quick reference guides, angel images, workbooks, manuals, or audio products) or post them on YouTube or social media.
♦ Do not create PowerPoint or any other electronic or manual presentations of IET classes, Healing
Angels, or Steps materials, as it would violate The Center of Being copyrights.
♦ Do not record (audio or video) any of your IET Classes, Healing Angels or Steps classes, webinars, presentations, or sessions, as it would violate The Center of Being copyrights. IET Master Instructors are empowered to present IET classes, Healing Angels, and Steps material via lecture, but they are not permitted to record or reproduce their presentation by any means or methods.
♦ Do not rebrand IET classes, Healing Angels, or Steps to Transformation classes or processes by wrapping them within a curriculum and/or advertising them under a different name.
If in doubt, please contact us! If you are ever in doubt about what is and what is not supported by our Copyrights and Trademarks please contact us. We would be happy to discuss it with you. Also, if you are aware of anyone who you think is violating our Copyrights or Trademarks, please let us know so that we can investigate the matter.
If you are a Master-Instructor or IET MI Trainer and would like to see a list of “approved images” please visit approved images.
Our email: BarbaraStepniak@learniet.com
Our phone: (845) 657-7220
Questions and Answers – Examples
Q1. Can I make a T-shirt with the IET Logo on it, for my own use?
A1. Yes, as long as it is for your own use, and you are not selling them.
Q2. Can I make a copy of the nine Angels of the Energy Field angel pictures to hand out at my class (either full size or shrunk down onto one page)?
A2. No, this would infringe on our copyright. Doesn’t matter if it’s color or black/white copies.
Q3. Can I make a paper copy of one of the Quick Reference Guides to hand out at a class?
A3. No, this would infringe on our copyright.
Q4. Can I put the IET logo on my flyers and business cards?
A4. Yes, we encourage that.
Q5. Can I put a copy of any of the Angels of the Energy Field, or Ariel Beaming Hands images on my website?
A5. No, you can only use the IET logo – none of the other images.
Q6. Can I put a copy of any of the Angels of the Energy Field, or Ariel Beaming Hands images on my Facebook page?
A6. No. If you are a Master-Instructor, you can use any of the approved images on the “approved images” page.
Q7. Can I make a copy of a few of the pages of one of the manuals to hand out in my class? How about a page
from the website?
A7. No, you should simply reference the pages in the manual when you are teaching. Most of the website content
is copy written. Contact us if you have a specific request.
Q8. Can I call my website www.IETinIreland.com?
A8. No, that infringes on our trademark.
Q9. Can I make a PowerPoint presentation of the IET material I am going to teach?
A9. No, sorry, that would infringe on the copywritten material being copied into slide form.
Q10. Can I share the prayer of invitations on social media?
A10. No, sorry, that would infringe on the copywritten material.