Legal, IPR & Copyright
TIA Standards Legal Guides
- TIA Open and Voluntary Standards Policy (PDF)
- TIA Intellectual Property Rights Policy (PDF)
- Guidelines to the Intellectual Rights Policy of the Telecommunications Industry Association (PDF)
- Antitrust Guide and Important Notice of Participation (PDF)
- Report Organizations or Websites that are Misusing TIA Content.
Patent Holder Statements – For companies wishing to disclose when they have a patent referenced in a TIA standard.
TIA holds copyright for all Standards, Specifications, or Bulletins produced by its Engineering Committees. Reproduction and/or distribution of these documents either in hard copy or soft copy is prohibited without copyright permission. All requests for copyright permission should be sent using the online copyright permission form.
The request should include the following information:
- The purpose for which permission is needed
- The specific document name and document number
- The portion of the document which will be reproduced (Include tables and charts)
- NOTE: if a proposed mockup or sample is available, please include it with the request
- The intended audience (i.e. type of person, such as installers, sales staff, students)
- The number of copies that will be reproduced
- The type of media format that will be used for the copy (i.e. hard copy, soft copy)
Examples of instances in which copyright permission may be granted include:
- For academic purposes such as a presentation at a conference
- For reference by another association or standards developing organization
- For insertion into government procurement contracts
- For translation into another language
- For publication in a textbook or other manuals
TIA Standards Anti-Trust Tutorial
TIA's General Counsel Paul Vishny, gives an in-depth overview of TIA as a ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization and how its engineering committee activities fit within the framework of U.S. and European competition laws.