Membership FAQ  
  1. My company wants to develop ZigBee products for sale, does it need to be a member of the Alliance?
  2. I am a subcontractor for a ZigBee member company, do I need to be a member?
  3. I am a homeowner, end-user, academic, student, installer of ZigBee products, do I need to be a member of the Alliance?
  4. If my company uses a ZigBee module in my product, do I need to be a member?
  5. My company is a distributor, reseller or retailer of ZigBee products, do I need to be a member?
  6. When should my organization join?
  7. Who can use the ZigBee Name and Logo?
  8. Who should join?

  1. My company wants to develop ZigBee products for sale, does it need to be a member of the Alliance?

    Membership in the ZigBee Alliance is required if an organization uses the ZigBee brand (name, logos, interoperability icons).  It is also required to request ZigBee Certified status for products or to participate in the development of Alliance standards and specifications.

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  2. I am a subcontractor for a ZigBee member company, do I need to be a member?

    No. If you have been contracted by a member company to perform work on their behalf, you are not required to join the ZigBee Alliance.

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  3. I am a homeowner, end-user, academic, student, installer of ZigBee products, do I need to be a member of the Alliance?

    No. ZigBee is an open standard and simply using ZigBee or a product based on ZigBee does not require membership. Alliance membership is required to use the ZigBee Certified program, participate in the standards development process, or to take advantage of other benefits of membership.

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  4. If my company uses a ZigBee module in my product, do I need to be a member?

    The ZigBee Alliance Intellectual Property Rights Policy does not require membership for the use of Alliance Intellectual Property. We do recommend companies join the Alliance to access additional benefits available only to members like eligibility for the ZigBee Certified Program, usage of Alliance trademarks, etc.

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  5. My company is a distributor, reseller or retailer of ZigBee products, do I need to be a member?

    The ZigBee Alliance Intellectual Property Rights Policy does not require membership for the resell/distribution of products which implement Alliance Intellectual Property. We do recommend companies join the Alliance to access additional benefits available only to members like eligibility for the ZigBee Certified Program, usage of Alliance trademarks, etc.
     
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  6. When should my organization join?

    Alliance membership is recommended before you create a product you plan to sell. By joining early, you'll learn about the latest ZigBee innovations, stay abreast of ongoing technical information, benefit from Alliance marketing activities and acquire the legal rights necessary to sell your product with the ZigBee brand. 

    Some organizations that aren't required to join the Alliance do so simply to gain valuable inside knowledge and position themselves as experts. They also make valuable contacts within the Alliance and the standards development world. Organizations that aren't required to join but often do join include regulators, governments, service providers, consultants and resellers. 

    If your company decides to develop a ZigBee product based upon your own manufacturer-specific profile, the Alliance requires you to use a unique private profile identifier to ensure your products can successfully co-exist with other ZigBee products. The Alliance issues unique private profile IDs to members upon request at no charge. To request an ID, email help@zigbee.org for further assistance.

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  7. Who can use the ZigBee Name and Logo?

    The name "ZigBee" and our logo are Registered trademarks of the ZigBee Alliance. Each of our standards and their accompanying icons are also trademarked. With the exception of Fair Use rules, the use of any Alliance branding is contingent upon active membership in the Alliance. Specific procedures and requirements are defined in ZigBee Membership, Designations and Logos Policy.

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  8. Who should join? While the ZigBee Alliance makes its standards available for public review and some organizations may even use ZigBee standards, not every organization must join the Alliance. Below, you'll find some common scenarios to help organizations determine when membership is required.

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Organization Scenario

ZigBee Membership Required?

Companies creating/designing certified products for sale using ZigBee Alliance standards

Yes

Companies who want use "ZigBee" or other Alliance trademarks

Yes

Companies who wish to participate in ZigBee Alliance standards development

Yes

Companies offering services and reselling ZigBee products

No

Companies using ZigBee certified products designed by others

No

Sub-contractor to existing ZigBee member

No

Homeowner, Retailer, Installer, Architect, and Interior Designer

No

*not representative of all situations, see ZigBee Membership, Designations and Logos Policy Document

  
 
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