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    Watson
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    Dear, sir

    I would like to know how much a course expense of Six Sigma for Consultant, since I am a Consultant in Thailand. But I don’t know….

    1. Where I can apply the class, there are any institute in Asia. Or I must apply the class in US. (I search on Web but found all classes performed in US)
    2. If we want to set up a training class in Thailand, I have to receive any license or what? I don’t know 6 Sigma is an trademark, which I have to pay or it’s free.

    Thanks in advance,

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    #65558

    Todd Barley
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    Hi Watson,

    > 1. Where I can apply the class, there are any institute in Asia. Or I must apply the class in US. (I search on Web but found all classes performed in US)

    I am a consultant also that provides training, but nothing in Thailand. Probably the best thing to do is come to the US for training. They provide a partial list of training on this site at https://www.isixsigma.com/ne/events — good luck.

    > 2. If we want to set up a training class in Thailand, I have to receive any license or what? I don’t know 6 Sigma is an trademark, which I have to pay or it’s free.

    Last I heard, Six Sigma is trademarked by Motorola. If you call it something else like “Six Sigma Prime” I don’t believe there are any issues — although I’m not a lawyer. I believe many of the companies using Six Sigma have licensed the use of the term and methodologies. If you don’t use the name, I don’t believe you need to license it. Does anyone else know for sure?

    Todd

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    #65561

    howe
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    From what I’m told, Motorola does own the rights to Six Sigma but has made the term and the methodology available for everyone to use. I have heard Six Sigma Acamemy is actively pursuing lawsuits against anyone using the terms Breakthrough Strategy, Master Black Belt, Black Belt and Green Belt.
    The ISSSP (International Society of Six Sigma Professionals) is putting together a regulatory board on Six Sigma certification criteria. I have also heard ASQ is putting together their own set of Six Sigma standards. (who gives them this authority???)

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    #65573

    Sandy Muggler
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    If companies are allowed to utilize the ‘Six Sigma’ term, why would they not be allowed to utilize Black Belt, Master Black Belt…etc? Does anyone know this as a certainty?

    Regarding your comment on certification: From what I understand , it’s the first body that gets it done first will reap the benefit.

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    #65574

    howe
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    I believe Dr. Harry and associates are claiming responsibilities for conceiving the terms: Black Belt, Green Belt etc. (Although I have read that there are records of certificates from Motorola using the term Black Blet dating back to 1987 prior to the formation of Six Sigma Academy).
    As far as regulatory boards, I’m much more comfortable with ISSSP than ASQ. From what I understand, the ISSSP plans on using current Black Belts (certified by Allied Signal, GE, Motorola, Six Sigma Academy, etc) to design the standards, not TQM gurus or CQE’s that are looking to make a buck on the whole thing. In my mind, one of the purposes should be to maintain the integrity of Six Sigma and to reduce the number of hybrid, self-directed programs now emerging. From my 3 years of experience as Black Belt, projects fail when you start to cut corners.

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