Use of the Board Logo & MOC StarMark Logo
As the Board moves to a more continuous certification process, a new logo will be available for use by all ABPS Diplomates in order to represent certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. The Board is in the registration process and requests our diplomates to NOT use the logo until registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is currently in the application process. The Board will keep diplomates informed once available for distribution.
The registered trademark logo of the American Board of Plastic Surgery depicts Gaspar Tagliacozzi (1545-1599) of Bologna, Italy considered to be the father of modern plastic surgery. His contributions are summarized in the treatise he authored in 1597, “De Curtorum Chigurgia per Insitionem.” The founding year of the Board, 1937, is included on the logo of the Board.
The use of the Board’s Logo is exclusive for business of the Board only and is not permitted for any other purpose. Diplomates should remove this logo from all practice websites and materials. Please notify your web vendor. The Board appreciates the cooperation of all diplomates.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Starmark® logo is allowed for use by each diplomate who participates in the MOC® program. A sample of the Starmark® logo is above.
The Board encourages those who qualify to use the logo on public communications such as letterhead, websites, etc. Logo files are available for download once MOC requirements are met each calendar year.