If you are a company who markets or distributes products sold in North America that carry the Green Dot trademark on the product packaging, you must pay a license fee to Green Dot North America™. Please review the licensing requirements and specifications below.
- It is not mandatory to the use the trademark
- If you are not using the Green Dot on packaging for products to be sold in North America, you do not need to get a license.
- If you use, intend to use or import products that carry the Green Dot on the packaging sold in North America, you need to apply for a license OR you must discontinue use of the mark.
The cost of a license for the current calendar year is $1350 (U.S.).
If you wish to or are currently using the Green Dot on packaging destined for the North American market, you will be asked to sign a “Green Dot North America User Agreement.” The Agreement, once accepted by Green Dot North America™, serves as a license and gives you the right to use the trademark as it was intended and for the uses stipulated by the agreement. The Agreement requires that the trademark is not used in a way that implies any additional meaning, other than showing that the trademark represents the payment of a license fee to the licensor.
The agreement runs continuously for each calendar year and is automatically renewed. If you stop using the mark, the agreement will terminate upon written notification to Green Dot North America™.
If you decide that your company should obtain a license, submit a Green Dot North America™ License Application Form.
The Green Dot trademark is protected in more than 170 countries and is a registered trade-mark of Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD).
North America trade-mark registration numbers are included as Schedule A of the “Green Dot North America User Agreement”
The particulars of the Green Dot Trademark Specifications are the shape shown:
For guidelines on the correct usage of the Green Dot trademark refer to the FAQs section.
A company is not exempt from purchasing a license from Green Dot North America™ to use the trademark in Canada, USA and Mexico if they are a registered licensee with a European Green Dot compliance scheme.