Do I need to declare or qualify my product?
To sell, brand or rebrand a product using any of the Bluetooth trademarks (including the word "Bluetooth"), you must complete the Bluetooth qualification and declaration process to demonstrate and declare your products satisfy the requirements of the Bluetooth license agreements.
This process is sometimes referred to as “Qualification," “Listing," “Bluetooth Certified," or “Declaration.” Only products completing both qualification and declaration may display, feature or be offered under the Bluetooth trademarks.
Note: If you are a retailer or supplier simply selling or distributing another company’s Bluetooth product and not branding or representing the product as your own, you do not need to qualify or declare the product.
The Qualification & Declaration Process
There are two paths to qualification and declaration depending on how your actual Bluetooth design (module or stack) is set up.
Path 1: Declaration Only
If you are using a Bluetooth design that you did not develop and do not own, start here.
Some examples of this include:
- Using someone else's Bluetooth module in your product without any changes or additions
- Adding your logo to a complet product manufactured by a third party
The Bluetooth design you are using must be previously qualified and must not be changed or added to in any way.
Path 2: New & Changed Designs
Developing a new design? If you are using a new Bluetooth design in your product that has not gone through the qualification program, or if you are using a previously qualified design that has been modified, select this option.
Some examples of this option include:
- Creating or modifying a Bluetooth module
- Creating a Bluetooth module from scratch
Once you know which path above is right for you, follow these steps to get your Bluetooth product to market.
|Step 1||Become a Member||Both Paths|
|Step 2|| Look up or obtain production information (QDID) from your supplier
|Step 2||Qualify Your Product||Path 2|
|Step 3||Purchase a Declaration ID||Both|
|Step 4||Submit Qualification Documentation||Path 2|
|Step 5||Create and Submit Your Declaration||Both|
|Step 6||Brand Your Bluetooth Product||Both|