This is very important information for foreign companies where we have observed many companies trying to get an edge by saying such terms as “FDA approved”, or “FDA CERTIFIED”. Make sure you read this.
The FDA logo is made up of two components, the Monogram and Wordmark. The combination of the two components is what is referred to as the “primary logo.” The monogram is a spell-out of “FDA” placed inside an FDA Blue, Black, or White box. The FDA wordmark spells out “U.S. Food and Drug,” on one line and “Administration” on a second line, slightly smaller in size. The space below the monogram must be clear of all text, artwork, headlines, etc. The wordmark is the only content that may be shown to the right of the FDA monogram.
To the public, the use of the FDA primary logo would send a message that the agency favors or endorses a private sector organization or the organization’s activities, products, services and/or personnel, which the FDA does not do. The FDA logo is only for official use of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and not for use on private sector materials. Unauthorized use of the logo may violate federal law.
To view the full FDA Logo Policy as well as the primary logo colors and images of the logo, please visit the FDA’s website.
The FDA has always had a policy of protecting the public by issuing warning letters to companies when the Agency observed misuse of the “FDA” logo.
That has been basically put in abeyance when the CE mark for medical devices under the MDD required that the device have the CE mark logo as part of their labeling.
The FDA seem to “close their eyes” to companies using “FDA registered” of “FDA cleared” on their company websites and product advertising. We have recently observed that the FDA is not listing violations of the FDA regulations with using “FDA” logo on their label, website, and advertising.
If you have any questions about the FDA Logo Policy as well as use of the logo, please email mdi Consultants at email@example.com RE: Logo.