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    Acceptance Mark Specifications

    Acceptance Marks are used only to signify which payment brands are accepted.


    Acceptance Marks and Brand Marks are not interchangeable. Each has a distinct purpose. The Acceptance Mark is a combined mark which includes the Brand Mark placed on the MasterCard Dark Blue Acceptance Rectangle in order to provide a consistent neutral background for acceptance situations.


    An Acceptance Mark is used for all applications signifying acceptance. The MasterCard Dark Blue Acceptance Rectangle distinguishes an Acceptance Mark from a Brand Mark.


    A Brand Mark is used for all applications not signifying acceptance.


    Who Should Use Acceptance Marks

    Acceptance Marks are used by MasterCard, its issuers, acquirers, accepting merchants, co-brand partners, and their communications resources for all applications signifying acceptance.


    One of the best and most cost-effective ways for issuers, acquirers, and merchants to use the brands is to display proper signage.


    View the Complete Standards

    The following PDF standards contain detailed information including but not limited to:

    • Elements of the mark
    • Color specifications
    • Minimum size requirements
    • Common mistakes


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