Not everyone can become a warrant holder at the Belgian Court. In addition to actually supplying the Royal Palace on a regular basis, the candidate must introduce a request to the Steward of the King’s Civil List. The request is then carefully examined, with regard to the very precise conditions of concession.
The warrant is granted for free and includes the right to mention it on commercial documents, shop windows, packaging and company vehicles. The Royal Coat of Arms must always be accompanied by the designation "Belgian Warrant Holder". The arms can never be used as part of a trademark or logo.
The licence does not grant a monopoly or other right to continue supplying products or services. What’s more, the title becomes null and void after a change of monarch. This is also true when the title-holder dies, if the company is sold or liquidated, if the company’s role changes, if the company or firm’s name changes and also in cases of bankruptcy.
Working closely with the Royal Palace, the non-profit Association of the Belgian Warrant Holders promotes its members while also ensuring that the title is never used with impunity or abused.
Lastly, the list of title-holders is not limited. It changes and grows over time, according to the various needs of the Court and the applications that it receives.