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SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

  • The Society's name is SPIE, which is not an acronym. This is a registered DBA (Doing Business As) name.
  • The name reflects the Society's Statement of Purpose: "SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light."
  • The Society's registered legal name is the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
  • The DBA "The International Society for Optical Engineering" has been retired.


Terms of Use
By downloading an SPIE logo, you agree to the terms of the License Agreement for SPIE logos. The License Agreement is for use of logos related to SPIE, the international society of optics and photonics, including: the SPIE corporate logo, all SPIE event logos, all SPIE sponsored event logos, and SPIE branch logos (including SPIE Digital Library, SPIE.TV, and SPIE Women in Optics).

SPIE hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty free license to use the (“Marks”) solely for the purpose of identifying Licensee’s bona-fide affiliation with SPIE and its programs.

Licensee is permitted to use the Marks as long as it complies with all standards, policies, and procedures issued by SPIE. Permitted uses of the Marks include using the Marks on websites and materials to promote SPIE programs and/or to identify Licensee’s affiliation with SPIE (for instance as a member or exhibitor).

Use of the Marks is limited to materials consistent with the SPIE mission, which is to advance light-based technologies via interdisciplinary information exchange and professional development. The Marks may not be used in any manner which implies endorsement by SPIE, or in any other manner which is in conflict with SPIE philosophies or principles as expressed in SPIE standards, policies and procedures. The Marks may not be used in connection with any event, publication, or Web site that may conflict or compete with SPIE products and programs. All use of the Marks must be truthful and not misleading.

SPIE may ask Licensee to provide a sample of its web sites and of materials on which the Marks are used so that SPIE can determine whether the Marks are being used in the manner which complies with this policy.

SPIE, in its sole discretion, shall determine whether any use of the Marks is consistent with the SPIE mission, standards, policies, and procedures. Upon expiration or revocation of this license, Licensee will no longer have the right to use the Marks in any manner, may not distribute any materials containing the Marks that it may already have prepared, and must immediately remove any Marks from its Web site.

If you have any questions regarding proper use of the Marks, please contact help@spie.org. By using the Marks, Licensee hereby consents to these terms and agrees to comply with these guidelines.