Applying for an FSC Trademark Licence

Applying for an FSC trademark licence (© FSC UK)© FSC UKThis is a straightforward process and gives your customers the assurance that each FSC product you sell has been verified.

In order to apply for a trademark licence, you should contact your local Trademark Service Provider. FSC UK is the Trademark Service Provider for the UK and you can contact us at trademark at fsc-uk point org.

Each licence holder is issued with a unique licence number, copies of the FSC promotional panel, the FSC logo and full guidelines for the use of the FSC trademarks.

Who can apply for an FSC Trademark Licence?

FSC Promotional Panel (© FSC IC)© FSC ICRetailers who buy finished, FSC labelled products from an FSC certified company and sell these on, unchanged, to end users may apply to FSC for a trademark licence to enable them to use the FSC trademarks to promote these products. Similarly, organisations that use, but do not sell, FSC certified products within their business can apply for a trademark licence to promote this, e.g. companies who have sourced FSC certified office paper or furniture.

An FSC Trademark Licence will allow you to use the FSC trademarks promotionally in catalogues, on websites and in marketing materials. You will not be able to apply the FSC label to any product or its packaging or pass FSC claims on through the supply chain. To do this, you will need to hold FSC certification, which can be obtained through a certification body or a group scheme. Please click here for more information on FSC certification. If you are unsure which route applies to you please use our flowchart or contact us.

Under certain circumstances, permission to use the FSC trademarks is available for single use in educational / training publications. If this is something that interests you, please contact us.

Verifying your FSC Certified Products

As part of the application process we will ask you to provide proof that the products you wish to promote are FSC certified and have come directly from an FSC certified supplier. We need to do this because many suppliers sell both FSC and non-FSC products.

The proof should be in the form of an invoice from your certified supplier(s), stating the FSC products being supplied, their associated FSC claim(s) and the certificate number of the supplier. Financial information can be blacked out. If invoices are not available, a letter from your supplier(s) may be acceptable. Invoices or letters will be required for any new FSC products to be promoted. Please contact trademark at fsc-uk point org for an FSC Trademark Licence application form.

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