FSC Trademarks

Providing a guarantee to consumers

zoomfsc_logoThe FSC trademarks provide a guarantee to consumers that the products they buy come from responsible sources. They enable consumers to choose products that support forest conservation, offer social benefits, and provide a market incentive for better forest management. The trademarks are essential to the whole FSC system. For this reason, FSC has a dedicated Trademark Support Program to provide services for trademark use.

FSC owns three registered trademarks:

  • the initials FSC®;
  • the name Forest Stewardship Council®;
  • the checkmark-and-tree logo.

It is extremely important to the integrity and credibility of the FSC system that our trademarks are used correctly. We have developed a comprehensive system for authorizing the use of FSC trademarks and take infringements of our trademarks very seriously. To use any of the FSC trademarks, you must obtain authorization from your Certification Body.

Authorized trademark users have a unique license code for identification. You can:

    search for users who are not required to be certified (FSC® N######)
    search for users with FSC certification (FSC® C######)

Additional documents, such as a quick guide and certificate holder-specific FAQs, a resource center and the label generator are available in the Certificate Holders portal. You need a login and a password to access, please contact your Certification Body to get your login details.

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