Licensing, patent and trademark details

Using the Qi logo

Before using the Qi logo on your products, packaging or marketing materials, you must first obtain a trademark license. Terms and conditions for the Qi trademark license are included in the Qi logo license agreement, which is available for download here.

Understanding Qi patent licenses

Because some products that use our wireless power specifications may infringe patents owned by members and non-members, patent licenses may be needed on your Qi-compliant products. View our membership agreement for full details.

Here are a few highlights:

WPC members are not charging royalties for patents that are essential for implementing low power receivers, which are consumer products like a phone or battery capable of receiving no more than 5 Watts from a wireless power transmitter. Assuming an installed base of 50 million receivers by the end of 2014, this royalty-free policy will continue in 2015.

WPC members also have agreed to license their patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions. Although none of the member companies have announced detailed license terms yet, the members agree that RAND terms and conditions will be determined such that they promote adoption of the Qi standard and rapid growth of the market.

Understanding “fully-compliant system”

Qi products described as a “fully compliant subsystem” are designed for integration into broader products, such as furniture and vehicles. Under certain conditions, manufactures may include the Qi logo on these systems without signing the Qi logo trademark license agreement.

See clause 2.3 of the Logo Trademark License Agreement for full details.

Logo display guidelines

The Wireless Power Logo must always be used according to the Qi Logo Display Guidelines. Any and all user-created additions, deletions or modifications to any part of Qi logo and its additions are strictly forbidden.