Please note - FSC Australia handles trademark service for New Zealand
The name Forest Stewardship Council (registered number 1313897), the acronym FSC (registered number 1313895) and the FSC Logo (registered number 1313901) are all registered trademarks which may not be used without prior authorization.
Only certified products may carry the FSC label, but it is available for non-product related promotional, educational and press use under certain circumstances.
Please see below to determine what steps you need to take to use the FSC trademarks.
Please contact us first if you are considering using our trademarks in any way. We take trademark misuse very seriously. This is how we protect the credibility of the FSC system and of FSC certificate holders.
We are not FSC certified - how do we use the FSC logo?
There are three ways in which you can use the FSC logo:
1. Obtain FSC certification - please click here for information on how to become certified.
2. Apply for an FSC Trademark Licence. Companies purchasing packaged, labelled FSC certified products from an FSC certified supplier, and selling only to end users can apply for a Trademark Licence. More information about the FSC Trademark Licence can be found here.
3. Permission to use the FSC trademarks is available for non-product related promotional, educational and press use under certain circumstances. Click here to contact FSC Australia (who handles Trademark approvals for New Zealand) for further information.
We are FSC certified - how do we use the FSC logo?
Your certification body provides you with log-in details for the FSC Trademark Portal from where you can access the FSC Trademarks.
Click here to access the FSC Trademark Portal.
Click here to view contact details for FSC Certification Bodies.
Click here for general information on how to use the FSC on-product label.
Reporting misuse of the FSC Logo
It is essential that FSC’s credibility is maintained. FSC works to ensure that its trademarks are used correctly. If you suspect that the FSC label is being misused, please report this immediately to trademarks at au.fsc point org.