The NFC Forum N-Mark is the universal symbol and touch point for NFC. It shows consumers where to touch their NFC-enabled device to initiate NFC actions.

N-Mark Mark Guidelines

The N-Mark guidelines are provided to help understand proper use of the N-Mark to ensure global consistency.

N-Mark Trademark License Agreement

All uses of the NFC N-Mark System requires the execution of the NFC Forum N-Mark Trademark License Agreement. 

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How to Use the N-Mark

The N-Mark flexible system has been developed to allow companies options for integration within their products, packaging, marketing, etc. The system consists of four variations on the N-Mark which can be used interchangeably, depending on your needs and/or preferences.  

These four marks may be used to indicate an NFC touchpoint and/or to indicate when NFC has been activated, or is “on”, in a device. While you may choose to use any one of the four marks for this purpose, Version 1 is recommended when there is limited space for the N-Mark, such as on a mobile phone. Versions 3 and 4 are good choices in cases where having the NFC letters attached to the N-Mark helps to identify the technology for the consumer.

N-Mark Registered Jurisdictions

The license agreement for the NFC Forum N-Mark provides limited indemnification for licensed users of the NFC Forum N-Mark in those jurisdictions where the N-Mark is registered. Licensed N-Mark users are not shielded from liability in jurisdictions where the N-Mark is not registered or in connection with products or services not specified in the registration of that jurisdiction. 

This list of jurisdictions where the NFC Forum N-Mark is registered was updated in June 2019. Please check back for updates

Jurisdictions Where the N-Mark is Registered

The European Union community trademark covers these countries: 

Australia 
Brazil 
Canada 
China 
Hong Kong 
India 
Israel 
Japan 
Mexico 
Russia 
Singapore 
South Korea 
Switzerland 
Taiwan 

Austria 
Belgium 
Bulgaria 
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Denmark 
Estonia 
Finland 
France 
Germany 
Greece 
Hungary 
Ireland 
Italy 

Latvia 
Lithuania 
Luxembourg 
Malta 
the Netherlands 
Poland 
Portugal 
Romania 
Slovakia 
Slovenia 
Spain 
Sweden 
United Kingdom 
United States of America 

NOTE: Use of the NFC Forum N-Mark shall be in compliance with the NFC Forum Brand Guidelines