Welcome to SD-3C LLC
SD-3C LLC is a limited liability company established by Panasonic Corporation, SanDisk Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation (collectively "SD Group").
SD-3C LLC licenses and enforces intellectual property rights essential to SD Memory Cards and SD Host/Ancillary Products. SD Memory Cards are one of the most popular removable memory cards commercially available today. SD-3C LLC licenses companies that plan to manufacture and sell SD Memory Cards and/or Host/Ancillary Products. In order to manufacture and sell SD Memory Cards and/or Host/Ancillary Products, a prospective licensee may obtain the rights to the essential patents, trademarks, copyrights and design patents from one source by executing the SD Memory Card License Agreement ("CLA") and/or SD Host/Ancillary Products License Agreement ("HALA") with SD-3C LLC.
For further information on obtaining and executing the HALA, please see the HALA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For further information on obtaining and executing the CLA, please see the CLA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
To manufacture and sell SD Memory Cards and SD Host/Ancillary products using SD technology, you may need to obtain the SDA License Agreement ("SDALA") from the SD Association ("SDA"). The SDA is a separate membership organization, independent from SD-3C LLC.
Please see SD-3C LLC's Intellectual Property (IP) Information for additional background with respect to patents, trademarks and copyrights involved with these agreements.
SD-3C LLC is dedicated to the enforcement and protection of its trademark rights throughout the world, which includes working with Customs Authorities and other entities. Unauthorized use of any of the SD family of trademarks may result in seizure and loss of goods detained by Customs authorities, as well as monetary damages and penalties.