Protecting all members by ensuring Bluetooth enabled products are properly qualified

The Trademark License Enforcement Program protects all Bluetooth SIG members by ensuring Bluetooth® enabled products are properly qualified. The program monitors the market and performs monthly audits to ensure that Bluetooth® enabled products being sold have successfully completed the Bluetooth Qualification Process.

It is important to note that customs officials use the Bluetooth SIG’s Qualified Product database to verify if a product using Bluetooth® technology has completed the Bluetooth Qualification Process. If customs officials are unable to locate a product in the database, customs may seize the product. 

The Qualified Product database is also used by distributors and online retailers. If online retailers or the Bluetooth SIG are unable to locate a product in the database, that product may be removed from the online retailer. 

Bluetooth SIG members are a major source of information for this program by reporting violations. If you suspect a product is in violation, you may report that here. 

NOTE: The Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors approved an update to the Qualification Enforcement Policy effective on 11 June 2024 and the schedule of fees is located here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I don’t qualify my Bluetooth® enabled product?

If you do not qualify your Bluetooth® enabled product, you become subject to enforcement action. Read the updated policy here where we outline the escalation schedule. If no corrective actions are taken, your Bluetooth SIG membership could be suspended or revoked.

If you are a retailer or supplier who is simply selling or distributing another company’s Bluetooth® enabled product and you are not branding or representing the product as your own, you do not need to qualify the Bluetooth® enabled product.


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