About the American

MEISHAN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION

The American Meishan Breeders Association®(AMBA®) is a Tennessee Corporation founded in October 2016. The AMBA is the only Meishan Pig Registry recognized by the Livestock Conservancy. We are  dedicated to preserving, cataloging and promoting the Meishan Breed and its Member Breeders. The A.M.B.A. operates the only on-line pedigree data base of verified pure Meishan Pigs.

American Meishan Breeders Association Trade and Certification Marks

The AMBA® also has secured a number of certification and trade marks related to the Meishan breed of pig.

These include:

AMBA Certified Pure Meishan Pig®

AMBA Certified Meishan Pork®

The AMBA Logo

The service mark “AMBA®

Use of these trade and certification marks is at the sole discretion of The American Meishan Breeders Association®(AMBA®).  Limited use of these trade and certification marks by active members (not trial members) is limited. Use of all marks is subject to change without notice by the AMBA Board of Directors. No use of any kind shall be grandfathered by previous restrictions once AMBA has enacted any changes in terms of use. Publication on this website shall constitute adequate public notice of any changes.

Limited Use of Trade and Certification Marks by Members in Good Standing

All Annual Associate, Annual Certified Breeder and Lifetime Members that own at least one breeding pair of Meishan Pigs (members) have limited use of the following trademarks and certification marks of the AMBA.® Those uses are subject to the following conditions:

  1. Said members has had pedigrees issued for all breeding pigs.
  2. Member must be in good standing.

AMBA Certified Pure Meishan Pig®

This mark may be used to identify live pigs which have been bred from registered pedigreed Meishan stock recognized by the AMBA.® This mark is limited to stock (both parents and offspring) for which an AMBA® Pedigree has been issued. This mark may not be used to promote offspring resulting from crossing with unregistered, non pedigreed, undocumented Meishan. Nor may these marks be used to promote offspring using Meishan influenced pigs or other breeds of swine. All rights  defined or implied concerning these marks are forfeited if a membership expires or is revoked by the AMBA® for any reason. Use of this mark shall relate to live intact breeding capable pigs only. No rights stated or implied shall extend to genetic material, including but not limited to, semen, embryo’s or genetic material of any kind without the previous written permission of the AMBA.®

The AMBA Logo 

The AMBA® logo as displayed below is the sole property of the AMBA.® Eligible annual or lifetime members in good standing may display the logo on their website, social media, farm point of purchase material, business cards, stationery, and farm documents. However the use of this logo on merchandise (promotional or for profit) including but not limited to t-shirts or clothing of any kind, calendars, coffee mugs, license plates, etc., is prohibited without the specific written consent of the AMBA.® Use of this mark shall relate to live, intact, breeding-capable pigs only. No rights, stated or implied, shall extend to genetic material including but not limited to semen, embryos, or genetic material of any kind without the previous written permission of the AMBA.®

The Mark “AMBA® 

The AMBA® Service Mark  as displayed as “AMBA®” is the sole property of the AMBA. Eligible Annual (Associate and Certified Breeder) or Lifetime Members in good standing may display the mark on their website, social media, farm point of purchase materials, business cards, stationery and farm documents. However, the use of this logo on merchandise (promotional or for profit) including but not limited to t-shirts or clothing of any kind, calendars, coffee mugs, license plates, etc., is prohibited without the specific written consent of the AMBA Board. Use of this mark shall relate to live, intact ,breeding capable pigs only.No rights stated or implied shall extend to genetic material including but not limited too semen, embryos, or genetic material of any kind without the previous written permission of the AMBA.

All Annual Certified Breeder and Lifetime Members in Good Standing Have Limited Usage Rights to the Following Mark:

AMBA Certified Meishan Pork®

The AMBA® board of directors assigns limited use of the AMBA Certified Meishan Pork® mark to Annual Certified Breeder Members and Lifetime Members in good standing only. No other membership level may use or display this mark. AMBA Certified Meishan Pork® shall be products harvested from Pedigreed Meishan pigs or the offspring pigs derived solely from two pedigreed and registered Meishan Pigs by AMBA.® Members in good standing. Eligible members in good standing may display the mark on their meat labeling (where allowed by local or Federal Statute) website, social media, farm point of purchase materials, business cards, stationery and farm documents. However the use of this logo on merchandise (promotional or for profit) including but not limited to t-shirts or clothing of any kind, calendars, coffee mugs, license plates, etc., is prohibited without the specific written consent of the AMBA Board. No rights stated or implied shall extend to genetic material including but not limited too semen, embryos, or genetic material of any kind without the previous written permission of the AMBA.®

No right or access of any present or future certification or trade mark of the AMBA® is granted without the specific written consent of the AMBA® Board of Directors. By accepting membership in the AMBA® each member accepts these limitations. Further each member acknowledges that this agreement is subject to the governing law and jurisdiction of Tennessee.

 

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