Quality labeling instructions for Japanese textile products

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.

Research and Development

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.

① Licensing of trademark related to 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”.

In response to this, on June 3rd of the same year, our Board of Directors settled the operation method of this business as "Intellectual Property License Regulations for Indication Symbols Concerning the Handling of Textile Products". Based on this regulation, we have started licensing the use of textile product handling symbols to Japanese companies.

② Intellectual property rights related to textile product handling symbols

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).

WIPO International registration number 849319
WIPO International registration number 1009836

③ Countries or regions where the trademark rights of GINETEX and COFREET are specified by the president and/or are the members of GINETEX

No. Name of Country / Region Designated date
1 Bulgaria June 13, 2016
2 Czech Republic
3 Estonia
4 France
5 Iceland
6 Italy
7 Latvia
8 Lithuania
9 Poland
10 Slovakia
11 Switzerland
12 Denmark October 28, 2016
13 Finland
14 Romania
15 India
16 Madagascar December 1, 2016
17 Cyprus September 11, 2017
18 Morocco
19 Viet Nam
20 OAPI* May 7, 2019
21 United Kingdom
22 Monaco
23 Liechtenstein November 20, 2020
24 Zealand

*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