G Mark Usage Fees
The usage fee is basically calculated based on the retail price. However, in the case that an entry is not a commodity but an item having no retail price such as a civil engineering structure, website, or business model, the usage fee is calculated based on the total project cost. If there is a range in retail prices (current market price for open prices), the average value is applied. A written statement that proves the price is not required.
When a project includes land purchase, such as the construction of an apartment, please include the purchase amount in the total project cost. When no cost was generated in a project, such as a proposal of a business model, please consider the total project cost to be 0.
All amounts of G Mark usage fees, retail prices, total project costs, and other costs include the consumption tax.
There are promotional discounts applied to small or medium-sized enterprises, discounts based on the number of years after winning the awards, and other discounts.
It is a company to one of the following 3 conditions.
1) a company in which more than half of the issued number of shares or loans are obtained by the same large company
2) a company in which more than two-thirds of the issued number of shares or loans are obtained by the multiple large companies
3) a company in which more than half of its board members are board members or employees of large companies
The usage fee is determined depending on the business categories of winners, so the usage fees for private companies/sectors will not be free of charge in spite of the business contents.
The exemption of the usage fees is not applied to applications submitted by companies. It is only applied to applications submitted by a local government.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, the usage fees for work winning the award from FY2015 to FY2019 will be reduced by 50%, and the usage fees for work winning the award before FY2014 will be free.
Please make sure to apply for the usage even in the case that you can use G Mark for free.
Please be aware that using G Mark without the application for the usage can be considered unauthorized use.