As an ISO member do you have to sign a specific contract with ISO to start selling ISO products?
Yes a contract is absolutely necessary to start selling ISO publications.
No as an ISO member you are defacto allowed to sell ISO publications.
It depends of the category of ISO products you would like to sell.
As an ISO member can you make standards available for free?
No, but there are exceptions such as for public enquiry process or for distribution to experts.
Yes, for universities.
What is the name of the policy document covering sales and intellectual property?
ISO Sales and Intellectual Policy Charter.
ISO POCOSA 2012
ISO sales policy.
Does an ISO member need to pay royalties when selling national adoptions?
Yes when the national adoption has been published with the republication method
Yes when the national adoption has been published with the endorsement method
Who owns the copyright of national adoptions?
The ISO member
Why is it important to protect ISO copyright?
Because we need to make sure ISO standards are distributed in all countries.
Because it is key to financing the ISO system.
Because ISO needs to make benefits.
Can I make a backup copy of an ISO Standard ?
Only if it’s a national adoption
Please choose among the following measures the ones we should use to protect our Intellectual Property (can choose more than one).
Make all standards available for free with no restriction on usage
Watermark PDF files
Lock the usage of the standards through DRM
Communicate with the customers
Include clear copyright notices in our standards