Are you aware of the IMPA six digit code copyright rules?

The unique six-digit code which is published jointly under agreement by IMPA and Fuji Trading Company in both book and data formats remains under copyright ownership of Fuji Trading Co., Japan.

IT companies, consultants and advisors should be aware that it is not possible to deliver systems with IMPA codes built in, unless you or your customers have entered an agreement with IMPA or its exclusive agent IMPA Reseller, otherwise this will breach copyright.

Breaching the copyright of the IMPA six-digit code could also involve providing a cross reference system between the IMPA six-digit code data and the ISSA Catalogue system. Both Associations are undertaking work to ensure copyright is maintained and not abused.

If you would like to learn more about the use of the IMPA six digit data then please contact IMPA at:

Alternatively, please feel free to contact our office should you have any queries in relation to this matter, details as follows:

IMPA, East Bridge House, East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1206 798900 | Email: