It is a special type of marks that distinguishes goods or services of specified quality or of other characteristics from other goods or services by attesting to such quality or characteristic. [Act XI of 1997, Article 101(1)]
Certification marks are not confined to any membership. The proprietor association itself may not use the mark, however, it attests to the quality of the goods or services, and authorizes and controls the use of the mark.
The requirements relating to the use of certification marks must be laid down in regulations.