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

Only products completing both the qualification and declaration process 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 is set up. 

Path 1: Qualification Process with No Required Testing (Declaration Process)

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 complete 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: Qualification Process with Required Testing

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