The words 'Trading Standards Approved' or any similar terms must not be used with any reference to membership of the scheme or in conjunction with the logo:
On joining the scheme businesses will be issued with:
- A membership certificate to display on their business premises
- An electronic copy of the scheme logo
- A set of window stickers
If a member leaves the scheme or membership is revoked, then use of the logo will cease immediately; all advertising and business documentation must be modified within 14 days of membership ending. This means that all relevant Trusted Trader documentation must be returned to Trading Standards.
Continued use of the logo, which is a registered trade mark, may constitute an offence and West Dunbartonshire Council Trading Standards will consider formal enforcement action on such occasions.
Similarly non members who use the logo will be in breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.