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SPEC® Trademarks And Service Marks

The following list of trademarks and service marks demonstrates the proper designation for each mark of SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. This list is applicable worldwide; however, in certain countries variations on designations have been used. Please contact SPEC if you have questions. This list will be updated periodically:

SPEC ® SPECgpc ® SPEC MARK ® SPECseis ® Chauffeur
SPEC Logo ® SPEChpc ® SPEC MPI ® SPEC SFS ®    
SPEC ACCEL ® SPECint ® SPEC OMP ® SPEC SIP_Infrastructure ®    
SPECapc ® SPECjAppServer ® SPECompL ® SPECspeed ®    
SPECchem ® SPECjbb ® SPECompM ® SPECviewperf ®    
SPECclimate ® SPECjEnterprise ® SPEC Power ® SPEC VIRT ®    
SPEC CPU ® SPEC JMS ® SPECpower_ssj ® SPEC VIRT_SC ®    
SPECenv ® SPECjvm ® SPECrate ® SPECweb ®    
SPECfp ® SPECmail ® SPEC Research SM SERT    

[ ® = Registered Trademark, = Trademark, SM = Service Mark ]

Use of SPEC Trademarks and Service Marks

A trademark or service mark is a word or symbol used in commerce on goods and services to identify the source of those goods and services. SPEC's marks may not be used by others except in a factual and non-trademark manner in accordance with the following policy:

Persons who have used or are using SPEC's goods and services to obtain objective performance evaluations for their computer products may express that fact and may use the related SPEC marks in their expressions of that fact. SPEC's marks may also be used in media descriptions of reviews of SPEC's goods and services.

Example usages:

SPECweb®2009 is a registered trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

The Turboblaster 9000 was tested with the SPEC® CPU2006 benchmark suite and produced a SPECint®2006 result of 37 and a SPECint®_base2006 result of 32.

SPEChpc®2002 is a benchmark suite that measures the performance of high-end computing systems running industrial-style applications; for example, two of the applications are SPECseis®2002 and SPECchem®2002.

The SPECgpcSM group released SPECviewperf®, which measures the 3D rendering performance of systems running under OpenGL.

The term "Persons" in the policy includes both individuals and organizations, including, but not limited to, all commercial entities and corporations. The policy also applies to members of the press and any third party who desires to report, in a factual manner, the use of SPEC's products and services by another.

In practical terms, compliance with the policy consists of the use of the SPEC marks within the following guidelines:

  • Representations of performance results must be accurately and truthfully presented.
  • All SPEC marks must be properly designated with the appropriate symbol (®, ™, or SM) in all uses in all media, including electronic media.
  • Persons may not use SPEC's marks on their own products and services.
  • Persons may not incorporate SPEC's marks into their own product names, service names, company names, logos, or in any other manner.
  • Persons may not adopt trademarks, service marks, product names, company names, or logos that are substantially or confusingly similar to SPEC's marks.
  • Persons may not license the use of SPEC's marks to others.
  • SPEC's trademarks and service marks are SPEC's intellectual property, and only SPEC may use SPEC's trademarks and service marks on goods and services to identify SPEC as the source of those goods and services. Persons who desire to use SPEC's marks in any other manner than the manner described in the policy statement must contact SPEC and inquire about obtaining a license from SPEC.