A certification mark is used to signify accuracy, quality, place of origin, method of manufacture or another characteristic as defined by the rules of use of the certification mark (e.g. The Heart Foundation Tick). The rules that govern the use of a certification mark must be approved by the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC). These rules can be provided as part of the application or during the examination process. To use a certification mark, an application is made to the owner of the mark and the usage must comply with the Trade Mark rules.