Being part of the FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs is not only about producing balls for international matches under the auspices of FIFA or one of its member associations. It is also a proof for each licensee that it produces high-quality footballs and is committed to social responsibility.
FIFA Quality Marks
The Licence Agreement includes the right to use the FIFA Quality Marks on and in relation to certified products. It is enhanced by a comprehensive marketing service and a designated authorisation number which identifies each single product.
The logos used for the FIFA Quality Programme are protected through extensive trademark and copyright registrations worldwide. Legal advice and supervision is provided by FIFA’s international network to enforce and protect the licensee’s rights and to prevent infringements.
FIFA’s commitment to social responsibility is also evidenced in its Quality Programme. Licensees must comply fully with the WFSGI Code of Conduct confirmed by the WFSGI pledge. This guarantees sustainable products.
To further improve the quality of footballs, FIFA is carrying out a research programme and conducts studies with universities and test institutes regularly. All findings are shared with the licensees and will help them to improve their products.