The regulations of the Genuine Leather Mark
Article One: To maintain the credit of genuine leather products
that are provided at home and abroad market, protect the rights
and interests of consumers and enterprises and cultivate a
sound environment for leather market, based on the People's
Republic of China Trade Mark Law and the People's Republic
of China Commodities Quality Law, the regulations of Genuine
Leather Mark (GLM) is established.
Article Two: The GLM is a certificated trademark that registered
in International Trade Organization and National Bureau of
Administration for Commerce and Industries, which indicates
the excellent material, quality and after-sales service of
leather products, and it was protected by law and registered
Article Three: China Leather Industry Association (CLIA),
as the register of GLM, reserved the exclusive right for this
Article Four: Based on voluntary principle and guaranteed
by the standards GLM, CLIA accepts the applications from the
companies dealing in leather products. The companies will
be permitted to use GLM if their products reach the standard
and the GLM usage contract was signed.
Article Five: Directed and supervised by National Bureau
of Administration for Commerce and Industries and the General
Administration of Quality Supervision£¬Inspection and Quarantine
of China, CLIA is responsible for examination and implementation
of GLM products that represent the third-party impartiality.
Requirements for the Genuine Leather Mark Products
Article Six: The GLM is used on products made by genuine
leather and fur, including leather shoes, sport shoes, leather
garments, leather goods, etc. that are defined to be leather
Article Seven: Companies registered in China with commitment
of civil obligation and producing and/or trading in leather
products have the rights to apply to use the GLM.
Article Eight: GLM is the symbol of the high quality genuine
leather products that possess the rights to use it as follows:
(1) The main material of the GLM products should be genuine
leather and fur. Other materials can be used according to
the proportion standard specified in Genuine Leather Mark
(2) GLM products should be with delicate process, and be good
(3) The GLM products should meet national and industry standards
and the requirements of the Genuine Leather Mark Technical
Article Nine: All applicants for GLM have to fulfill the
(1) The company should have at least two years experience
in producing and/or trading in leather products.
(2) The company that producing and/or trading in leather products
should build the quality control system according to the standard
of GB/T 19000 (ISO-9000 series).
(3) The company should have an efficient after-sales service
(4) The production quantity of the company should reach the
(5) The company should have advanced technology and comprehensive
Article Ten: If the company¡¯s GLM usage right is abolished
because of default, the company may reapply it after the quality
of its products has been stable and they meet the requirements
of Article Eight and Article Nine after three years rectification
and improvement. But it is not allowed to reapply for the
same product of a certain company more than twice.
The Process of Applying the Genuine Leather Mark
Article Eleven: The company applying for GLM should fill
the form of Application Form for Using the Genuine Leather
Mark in accordance with Article Six.
Article Twelve: The company applying for GLM should submit
the following documents together with Application Form for
Using the Genuine Leather Mark:
(l) A copy of industrial and commercial registration certificate;
(2) A copy of trademark registration certificate;
(3) A copy of product quality inspecting reports (within half
a year since the application date);
(4) A copy of award certificates, technology invention certificates,
patent right obtained at home and abroad;
(5) Certificate or Recommendation of products quality and
economic returns from the local governments or relevant departments;
Article Thirteen: CLM Management Office of CLIA should examine
the submitted documents in accordance with Article Six to
Article Fourteen: The company that cannot pass the formal
examination may reapply within two months after they are informed
by CLIA, and it is not allowed to reapply within one year
if they fail twice.
Article Fifteen: Since the application is received, the following
work should be done by CLIA within three months.
(l) Formal Examination: the GLM Management Office should
do Formal examination.
(2) Field Survey: GLM Management Office should invite experts
or commission relevant groups to conduct a field survey for
the company in accordance with Article Nine.
(3) Overall Appraisal: The GLM Management Office should submit
the information of the companies that passed the Formal Examination
and Field Survey to CLIA to make a overall appraisal.
(4) The GLM Management Office will send the result to the
applicants and require them to:
(a) Sign the contract to use the GLM;
(b) Pay the relevant fee;
(c) Receive the Certificate of GLM;
(d) Order the GLM Label for the products;
(5) Proclamation: The company that signed the GLM Usage Contract,
received GLM Usage Certificate and completed the whole procedure
listed in (4) will be proclaimed by CLIA on the public media.
Rights of the Genuine Leather Mark Products
Article Sixteen: The GLM can be used on sales of the GLM
Products, which are protected by law of the registered country.
Article Seventeen: CLIA takes the responsibility for coordination
and arbitration when disputes about the technology and quality
of the GLM products happened; CLIA accepts any complaints
about GLM products from customers.
Article Eighteen: The GLM products have the priority of take
part in any domestic and overseas activities of economic,
trading and technology organized or co-organized by CLIA.
Article Nineteen: The GLM can be used to certify the quality
level in any local and overseas economic, trading and technological
Article Twenty: The companies using the GLM have the priority
of take part in any activities involved in the GLM and enjoy
the services from CLIA.
Article Twenty-one: CLIA collects and analyzes the quality
and sales information of GLM products, and feeds back the
information to those companies and announce it on the public
media to enlarge the GLM effect.
Article Twenty-Two: The pattern and explanation of the GLM
are permitted to be print on the packing of the GLM products.
The Obligation for the Genuine Leather Mark Products
Article Twenty-Three: The GLM product should carry GLM label
during its sale in accordance with the Genuine Leather Mark
Article Twenty-Four: The trademark and model of the product
that carry the GLM label should be the same as the certificated
ones, and the company should re-apply in accordance with Article
Eleven if the trademark of the GLM product changed. The other
serial products of the company should apply for the usage
expansion of GLM, relevant rules for such cases has been made
Article Twenty-Five: The company using the GLM label should
accept the inspections from CLIA or the commissioned groups.
The cost of inspection will be offered by CLIA. Inspections
include the quality of product, enterprise production system
and after-sales service.
Article Twenty-Six: Companies using the GLM have the following
(1) Produce and examine the GLM products according to the
relevant national and industry standards and the Genuine Leather
Mark technology handbook.
(2) Set up the quality control data record of the GLM products.
(3) Make sure the production quantity of the GLM products
reach the specified standard.
(4) The companies using GLM and the distributors should take
joint responsibility for after-sales services.
(5) The company should order and use the GLM label in schedule
in accordance with the contract of GLM.
(6) The company should cooperate with CLIA to promoting GLM
and enlarging its marketing shares actively.
Article Twenty-Seven: There should be a person specially
assigned for GLM work whose record should be kept in CLIA.
He/she is committed by the CLIA to supervise the use of the
mark and ensure that it is not lose control, impropriated
Article Twenty-Eight: The GLM using company cannot produce,
convey, sell or devise the GLM label privately.
Article Twenty-Nine: The company using the GLM label should
indicate the types of genuine leather (such as pig leather,
sheep leather, cattle leather etc.) that are used in the GLM
Article Thirty: The packing printed with the GLM label can
only be used for the GLM products. The GLM is unique identification
for GLM products.
Management of the Genuine Leather Mark
Article Thirty-One: In order to guarantee the normal operation
of the GLM, CLIA builds the management system including the
GLM Management Office, the GLM Product Inspection Committee,
which takes responsibility for controlling and managing the
Article Thirty-Two: CLIA is the supreme appraisal organization
CLIA takes responsibility for formulating and revising the
regulations of the GLM and the working rules, and assessing
product qualification for using the GLM, CLIA also takes responsibility
for investigating cases of the fake mark and other problems.
Article Thirty- Three: The Management Office for Genuine
Leather Mark is the organization responsible for daily work
of the GLM.
The Management Office carries out the CLIA¡¯s strategic decisions
and daily work, such as applicant examination, client reception,
consultation reply, document management, report, and the print,
distribution, management and accounts settlement of the GLM.
The Office also coordinating disputes and other problems about
the GLM, organizing the overall dynamic examination for GLM
products, setting up the daily examination and annual survey
system of the GLM, implying the reconfirmation of the GLM
companies¡¯ qualification every three years and ranking the
main enterprises of the GLM companies every two years. The
GLM Management Office will set up regional office if necessary.
Article Thirty-Four: The Inspection Committee of the GLM
is the organization for technical appraisal, arbitration and
The Inspection Committee, based on relevant national and industrial
standards and that of Genuine Leather Mark Technical Handbook,
processes examination, arbitration and consultation.
Commissioned by CLIA, local governments should invite experts
that mainly consist of GLM Inspection Committee members to
do the field survey of GLM applicant. The CLIA is responsible
for the qualification conformation and train of the experts.
Article Thirty-Five: State Leather Products Quality Supervision
& Examination Center and State Footwear Quality Supervision
& Examination Center, commissioned by CLIA, are the specified
inspection organizations for GLM products. The quality supervision
and inspection plan of GLM products is made solely by CLIA.
Article Thirty-Six: For assuring the scientificity, fairness
and authority of the GLM, a comprehensive supervision system,
with public participation, has been established by CLIA to
strengthen the quality supervision and inspection.
Protection of the Genuine Leather Mark.
Article Thirty-Seven: The GLM is protected by relevant laws,
and any counterfeit will be inspected and prosecuted by CLIA,
and all units who offer evidence will be rewarded.
Article Thirty-Eight: Anyone who uses the counterfeit GLM
will be reported and punished by the Department of Industrial
and Commercial Administration in accordance with the Trademark
Article Thirty-Nine: If a company using the GLM violates
the regulations of the Law of the People's Republic of China
on Product Quality, CLIA will terminate the agreement with
the company for using the GLM.
Article Forty: If a company using the GLM violates the regulations
of Chapter Five, CLIA will undertake the following actions:
inspection for improvement, pause of GLM usage, agreement
abolishing or even take legal action.
Article Forty-One: The standard of payment for the Genuine
Leather Mark is regulated by CLIA, and is executed by the
GLM Management Office.
Article Forty-Two: Payment for the GLM is regarded as a special
fund for special purpose and mainly used for the examination,
appraisal, supervision and quality inspection of the GLM products,
and also for handling complaints about the GLM products, investigating
cases about the GLM, promoting, protecting the reputation
of the GLM products and the rights of companies and consumers.
State finance and taxation departments will monitor the revenue
of the GLM.
Article Forty-Three: The normal inspection rules of the GLM
products is instituted by CLIA, and carried on by the GLM
Article Forty-Four: On the basis of management of the GLM,
CLIA makes out the scientific inspection standard to support
main enterprises and carry out strategy of brands. The specific
standards and programs are instituted by CLIA and carried
out by the GLM Management Office.
Article Forty-Five: This regulation is a reference for leather,
fur and relevant products applying for the GLM.
Article Forty-Six: This regulation is instituted by CLIA,
and approved by the National Bureau of Administration for
Commerce and Industries.
Article Forty-Seven: CLIA takes the responsibilities for
explaining this regulation.