Why use the Green Dot?
In Spain and Cyprus the Green Dot is a mandatory trademark for all packaging, which means the first business to place packaging onto the market must pay a licence fee and display the symbol on their packaging. Historically the Green Dot was mandatory in several other countries where it is now voluntary, although still widely adopted.
Valpak is the UK administrator of the Green Dot licence on behalf of PRO Europe, the umbrella organisation for packaging schemes throughout Europe, which manages the Green Dot trademark worldwide. The licence we issue does not cover use of the Green Dot in other countries. If you display the Green Dot on packaging exported to other countries, you may need to pay a licence fee in each country. Our
International Compliance Team can help.