Saturday, 04 December 2010
FSC Trademark Standard for Certificate Holders: Update
The 'Requirements for Trademark use by Certificate Holders FSC-STD-50-001', launched in March 2010, outlines requirements for on-product labeling, promotional use of the trademarks and graphical requirements.
After receiving feedback on the Standard, FSC International has made several updates to the graphical requirements (size, color, border, background) for FSC on-product label use, which are now included in FSC-STD-50-001 V1.2.
Companies that are currently FSC-certified must start using the new standard (FSC-STD-50-001 V1.2) as of July 1, 2011 (extended from January 1, 2011). If a company would like to be assessed against the new standard prior to this date, they may choose to do so. Companies undergoing FSC-certification, for the first time, must use this standard as of December 1, 2010.