We take trademark misuse very seriously
The FSC logo, the name Forest Stewardship Council and the acronym FSC are all registered trademarks and there are strict controls on their use.
Only companies holding an FSC Chain of Custody certificate or a Trademark Licence are allowed to promote products as FSC certified.
Why is trademark protection important?
FSC trademarks provide a guarantee to consumers that the products they buy come from well managed forests, controlled sources or reclaimed materials.
Protecting the FSC Trademarks from misuse maintains the integrity of the FSC system and ensures that those who have invested time and resources in responsible forest management and production are properly identified and rewarded.
Illicit use and misuse of the FSC trademarks undermines those efforts.
How to report misuse of the trademarks
If you suspect that the FSC trademarks are being used illegitimately or incorrectly please contact us:
Please provide us with as much information as you can about the case. The minimum information we need is the company name, where the misuse was spotted e.g. website address or shop location, the product and a brief description of the problem. Please be assured that your details will be treated as confidential.