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Introducing:. A global trademark that signals the use of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil:. The RSPO trademark. WHO can apply for the trademark?
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the use of
sustainable palm oil:
WHO can apply for the trademark?
RSPO members that sell palm products sourced in compliance with one or more of three RSPO-certified supply chain systems:- Identity Preserved (‘IP’)- Segregated (‘SG’)- Mass Balance (‘MB’)
WHO can NOT apply for the trademark?
Companies that are not members of the RSPO
RSPO members using the Book & Claim supply chain system
WHEN can members use the trademark?
If all palm-derived ingredients(>95%) in the product are covered by RSPO-certification
If storage/shipping/manufacturing sites have been RSPO-supply-chain certified
If a trademark license has been acquiredfrom the RSPO
WHERE can members use the trademark?
Only in communication that is directly linked to compliant productsFor example: product packages, product labels, product brochures, product websites
Members can notuse the trademark in their corporate communication
Non-commercial use requires authorization.
Is use of the trademark mandatory?
No; to communicate about RSPO-certified products is and remains voluntary;
However,IF members communicate to consumerson or about products using Trademark Logo,THEN they must apply for the trademark license
WHICH version to use? Segregated (and IP)
WHICH version to use? Mass Balance
██= Mandatory in product claims when using trademark logo
How much does it COST to use the trademark?
The trademark license is free for all members at least until 1 July, 2012
In the future, the RSPO may amend this trademark licensecompensation scheme.
How do I APPLY for a trademark license?
An online application form is at www.rspo.info/market
Provide the web address of supply chain certificate(s) and relevant products lists
After returning a signed License Agreement, you will receive digital artwork
The information will go into a public database
Q: How about business-to-business communication, not facing consumers?
Companies can use the trademark for B2B product claims
Alternatively, they can use plain textclaims with percentages added. For example:- ProductName/SG-100%- ProductName/SG-60%,MB-20%
Q: Where do I find all rules and information?
Visit RSPO’s online Market Center:www.rspo.info/market
It includes:- Completerules, license terms and conditions- Answers to frequenty asked questions- Online license application form- Tool ‘How to begin using sustainable palm oil’