We advise labeling examples for textile product labels (fiber composition, wash and care handling, etc.) based on the Household Goods Quality Labeling Law. After receiving fabrics and products, we carry out fabric tests, product tests, fiber composition test, etc. in our laboratories, and provide standard labeling of composition and handling instructions.
We conduct research and development on various areas such as esstablishment of particular test evaluation methods, development of technology, research and investigation of technical matters necessary for carrying out tests / inspections (contribution to improvement of test accuracy), preparation, expansion, systematization on other technical information, etc.
We are the only organization in Japan that has the authority to license the use of textile product handling symbols.
On March 16, 2016, an "Intellectual Property License Agreement for Textile Product Handling Symbols was signed with GINETEX and COFREET, which is a “WIPO Registered Trademark of GINETEX and COFREET”.
GINETEX and COFREET own intellectual property rights to the basic symbols used in ISO 3758, an international standard that regulates textile product handling symbols, and both organizations have either singlely or jointly applied and registered trademarksinternationally with national trademark authorities or WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
|No.||Name of Country / Region||Designated date|
|1||Bulgaria||June 13, 2016|
|12||Denmark||October 28, 2016|
|16||Madagascar||December 1, 2016|
|17||Cyprus||September 11, 2017|
|20||OAPI*||May 7, 2019|
|23||Liechtenstein||November 20, 2020|
*OAPI(Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle)
Members of the Organization of African Intellectual Property (16 countries):
Penang, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritaria, Niger, Senegal, Togo