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    Lee Campe
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    I am a certified MBB, wondering who owns this concept? I want to start an overseas venture and want to know if I have to license with anyone to teach DMAIC or DFSS (DMADV) or should I just use the methodology I have created?

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    #66232

    Cone
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    Our good friend Mikel Harry (dba Six Sigma Academy) claims ownership, in fact either has service marks or show each term to be registered trademarks.

    That said many, many are using the terms quite freely, so you may chose to join in the fray. Some using the terms freely include ASQ and IQF.

    Maybe Mikel will do a reverse class action suit against everyone someday.

    PS – I don’t use the terms.

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    #66234

    Stephens
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    I thought that Motorola actually owns the trademarks on “Six Sigma” and Mikel owns all the rest of the terms, like DMAIC and Black Belt.

    Craig

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    #66239

    Cone
    Participant

    You are right.

    Motorola owns Six Sigma and Mikel claims everything else – including credit for everything.

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    #66240

    Anonymous
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    I’m surprised GE hasn’t claimed anything

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    #66305

    Anonymous
    Participant

    Already has — now if corporations will stop buying his scam too

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    #66302

    Ronald
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    At some point he will lose out. It will become like baby oil or kleenex

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