Promotion of the FSC status of an FSC-certified product without a certificate (or by retailers without authority) may constitute an infringement of our trademark.
It is important to note that when it comes to trademarks law, truth is not a defence. A business may legally buy FSC-certified products and sell them, still bearing any labels that were attached. However, promoting the availability of FSC-certified products, while true in one sense, is using our trademark, which may only be done with our authority.
Unauthorised use of our logo may also constitute an infringement of copyright.
Regardless of the size or apparent insignificance of the infringement, FSC pursues all unauthorized use of its trademarks that it becomes aware of using the relevant provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1995, the Copyright Act 1968 and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
How to Report a Trademark Misuse:
Email trademarks at au.fsc point org with information about the misuse and include a copy (scan or photograph) of the misuse and make a note of where you found it, the date you found it, and any contact information for the source of the misuse.
Current Authorisations For Promotional Use:
Please note there are numerous businesses in Australia that have been granted approval to use the FSC logo in off-product promotions. Before making a trademark infringement claim please check to make sure that business-authorisation number combination is not on the list below. Note that the accompanying authorisation number should appear when FSC trade marks are used and each new use must be approved by FSC.
- FSC-N002337 - The Design Bus
- FSC-N002343 - Timber Blitz Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002353 - Grown Eyewear
- FSC-N002374 - Educating Kids
- FSC-N002400 - CleverPatch
- FSC-N001889 - Bunnings Group Limited
- FSC-N001940 - Lyreco
- FSC-N001942 - Officeworks Superstores
- FSC-N002009 - WH Annett Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002038 - Mediaform Computer Supplies Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002040 - OfficeMax Australia
- FSC-N002073 - The Shape Group
- FSC-N002085 - Timber Revival
- FSC-N002086 - Aldi Stores
- FSC-N002099 - Staples Australia Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002113 - Abco Products Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002114 - New Forests
- FSC-N002118 - Mitre10 Australia Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002162 - Wesfarmers
- FSC-N002196 - Stylo Traders Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002203 - Barbeques Galore (Aust) Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002331 - Soundmask Australia Pty Ltd
- FSC-N002260 - Harmony Timber Floors