The symbols are protected by trademarks. Their use is dependent on a contract with GINETEX.
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GINETEX is currently composed of 21 country members in which national committees are mandated to represent GINETEX and to insure the correct use of the care symbols in their national territory.
Thanks to GINETEX, national committees can grant the right to companies within their territory to reproduce and use the symbols. Thus, the national committees are responsible for care labelling in their own country.
GINETEX created and introduced the system of care symbols in the 1950‘s and has overseen its developement since then. The use of its care symbols is promoted worldwide. The GINETEX Technical Committee meets regularly.
The care symbols are an international trademark owned by GINETEX and registered with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). A mandate is given to National Care Labelling Committees, who in turn grant companies within their country the right to reproduce and use the symbols.
GINETEX is an international network. GINETEX membership enhances your professionalism and competitiveness in the market.