PGI Copyright and Logo

The name Pyrotechnics Guild International, the acronyms PGI and PGII, and the PGI Greenman logo are all registered trademarks of the Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc., and may not be used without permission of the Board of Directors of the PGI.

For personal use, no permission/authority is needed when merely using the word "PGI" or "Pyrotechnics Guild International" to indicate you are a member of the PGI, as long as you actually are a member. For commercial use, such as shirts, pins, hats, and other items, a vendor must have PGI permission/authority for something they are selling regardless of the venue of the sales (PGI Convention, WPA Convention, NFPA convention, etc.).
Obtaining permission is simple - send an email or letter to the Publications VP with the request, indicating what you plan on using (words "PGI", "Pyrotechnics Guild International", "Greenman logo", etc.) and a statement on how you intend to use it.

PGI Copyright Document
PGI Full Color Logo

Examples

Question: A member want to put the PGI logo or words “PGI” or “Pyrotechnics Guild International” on their personal or business web site with the words, “Proud member of…” or some such usage regarding being members.
Answer: No permission/authority is needed when merely using the word “PGI” or “Pyrotechnics Guild International” to indicate they are a member of the PGI, as long as they actually are a member.

Question: A member want to use the PGI logo on their crew’s shirts.
Answer: Yes, if they are using the Trademark on their “crew” shirts they must get PGI authorization.

Question: A vendor/member wants to put the PGI logo or other registered trademark on shirts, pins, etc., that they sell.
Answer: Yes, absolutely. A MUST. A vendor absolutely has to have PGI permission/authority for something they are selling regardless of the venue of the sales (PGI Convention, WPA Convention, NFPA convention, etc.). In situations where permission is needed, the process of requesting it is simple. Send an email or letter to the Publications VP with the request, indicating what you plan on using (words “PGI” or “Pyrotechnics Guild International” “Green Man logo,” etc.) and how /where/under what circumstances you plan on using it.

Special Situation – 2019 50th Anniversary Convention, Gillette Wyoming

Use of the 50th Anniversary logo/image or its derivatives is not authorized for firecracker packs/labels, regardless of package size. The 50th Anniversary logo/image is authorized for all other applications but must be approved by the PGI Board, as is required with the Green Man logo. Send your request indicating what and how you intend to use either logo to VPPubs@pgi.org. In all cases, design permitting, the trademark symbol © PGII should appear adjacent to the logo image.