Privacy & Legal

Brand Protection

The Zippo brand dates back to 1932 when the first Zippo lighter was built. Today, the brand enjoys a very high unaided awareness rate worldwide. Zippo has invested significantly to promote its high-quality products and build a globally recognized brand. Zippo is aggressively protecting its trademark by asserting its legal rights to stop the manufacturing of infringing lighters.

Authentic Zippo lighters are available on Zippo.com , Zippo/Case Museum store, and through authorized Zippo retailers in more than 160 countries around the world. Infringing lighters have misled consumers over the years. Many counterfeit lighters look a great deal like a real Zippo lighter. Zippo enthusiasts know that authentic Zippo lighters carry the Zippo bottom stamp and the Zippo trademark stamped on the lighter insert. The famous Zippo Lifetime Guarantee also accompanies every genuine Zippo lighter. If you spot a fake Zippo lighter, please contact us immediately.

Zippo does not permit unauthorized alterations to genuine Zippo brand lighters and other products by, among other things, the application of artwork, emblems, or other alterations constitutes a serious violation of Zippo’s intellectual property rights which it will enforce in the courts. Regardless of the quality of the alterations, sale of the altered product under the Zippo name is an infringement of Zippo’s trademarks. The world famous ZIPPO trademark is registered on the Principal Register in the United States and in almost every country on Earth.

For additional information about counterfeiting, visit the following sites:

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Stop Fakes
United States Chamber of Commerce