Trademark Approvals

(© FSC UK)© FSC UKTrademark approval for certified companies is carried out by the company's accredited Certification Body, not by FSC directly.

Your Certification Body needs to sign off your labels and also any other promotional material you have mentioning FSC, Forest Stewardship Council or using our name or logo.

You need to submit the label to the certification body once for a product group and it may then be used on that product group without resubmission. If there are other design considerations, the certification body may require resubmission, for example, if the product packaging was altered to contain additional statements about the source of the product and its environmental and social credentials as well as the FSC label.

Discussion with your Certification Body

You should discuss with your certification body at the earliest opportunity what they require from your company for sign off of artwork, how frequent this will be and under what conditions you would need to resubmit. If you are going to have a lot of trademark work carried out by your certification body or if your deadlines are always going to be tight, it might prove useful to draw up a Service Level Agreement with your certifier ensuring that you will get a response to artwork submissions within a minimum guaranteed time and that you will provide artwork in a standard format and have an agreed format for notification and submission.

Trademark approvals for FSC Licence Holders in the UK

Trademark approvals for FSC Trademark Licence Holders in the UK are carried out by FSC UK. For additional support please email trademark at fsc-uk point org.


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