CN considers its trademark to be one of its most valuable assets. The CN logo depicts a strong, bold, forward-thinking company. A powerful symbol for many decades, it has been chosen as one of the Top 50 Corporate Logos of All Times by a prestigious international panel of design leaders.
CN is also the custodian of many trademarks of railroads, historic or contemporary, that were grouped under the CN banner.
Requirements for getting your proposal approved
CN requires a licensing agreement or authorization letter for any use of a current or historic trademark of CN or its constituent railroads.
Such use shall satisfy the following criteria:
- The proposed use of current and historical logos, trademark, trade names and images of CN and its constituent railroads (hereinafter the “licensed image”) should not be detrimental to the Company's image and reputation in any way.
- The licensed image shall strictly conform with all CN graphic guidelines and approved elements:
- The proposed use of the licensed image shall always represent CN's values and be appropriate in tone and scope.
However, such approval shall be at CN's sole discretion and will be reviewed internally on a case-by-case basis.
Please send your request with a detailed proposal to: