Canadian Credit Union Association

Modernized GLOBE IN HANDS Design Trademark Now Available!

The original HANDS & GLOBE Design trademark was registered in 1967 and is owned by the World Council of Credit Unions. Today it is the credit union symbol in over 70 countries around the world.

The new “GLOBE IN HANDS Design” was created by CCUA’s Art Director, Janine Pierre. The new design improves on the old by giving it a fresher, modernized look, while still certifying affiliation with the credit union movement, demonstrating the movement’s worldwide scope and symbolizing commitment to member service and social responsibility.

It is important to note that the new GLOBE IN HANDS Design trademark is not a replacement for the original mark. Both marks are available for use by licensed credit unions.

For licensing, artwork or to obtain a copy of the Graphic Identity Guidelines which outline the rules for correct trademark use, please contact: Sharon Varney, at 416-232-3479 or email: