CORPORATE FAQ

  1. WHAT DOES BIC STAND FOR?

    "BIC" is actually a shortened version of founder Marcel Bich's last name. 

    Click here for a complete history of BIC.

  2. WHO IS THAT LITTLE GUY STANDING NEXT TO THE BIC® LOGO?

    That's the "BIC Boy." He was originally drawn as a school boy, with a head in the shape of a ball, holding a pen behind his back.

  3. I WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A NEW IDEA TO BIC. HOW CAN I DO THIS?

    BIC does not review any idea or concept unless it is protected through an intellectual property title (e.g., patent, utility patent, industrial design) that is either registered or otherwise officially published. If so, you may send your idea or concept with a copy of the official patent publication to BIC for review on a non-confidential basis. The address is below. Please send only publically available information. Information disclosed to BIC will not be treated as confidential by BIC. BIC reserves the right to reply at its sole discretion only to concepts of interest.

    Société BIC
    Legal Department – Invention Submissions
    14, rue Jeanne d'Asnières
    92611 CLICHY Cedex
    France

  4. I AM INTERESTED IN HAVING MY COMPANY'S LOGO IMPRINTED ON YOUR PRODUCTS. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

    BIC Graphic Europe handles the imprinting of our products for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. You may visit BIC Graphic Europe's web site by visiting www.bicgraphicnorwood.eu.
    BIC Graphic USA handles the imprinting of our products for North, Central or South America. You may visit BIC Graphic USA's web site by visiting www.bicgraphic.com.

  5. I CANNOT FIND MY FAVORITE BIC® PRODUCT. CAN I BUY DIRECTLY FROM YOU?

    BIC does not sell its portfolio of products directly to consumers. Our products are sold in 4 million retail outlets worldwide, including grocery stores, pharmacies, mass merchandisers and stationery stores. However, if you are a U.S. consumer, you can purchase a selection of hard-to-find writing instruments, correction products and shavers directly from BIC by visiting www.shopbic.com.

  6. CAN I BUY STOCK IN YOUR COMPANY, OR IS IT PRIVATELY HELD?

    SOCIÉTÉ BIC is publicly traded on the Euronext Paris market. BIC shares are available to individual investors via their stock brokers. The stock is not traded in U.S. dollars, but in EUROS, the European monetary unit. Up-to-the-minute stock quotes are available in EUROS on BIC’s share price page.

  7. I AM INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DISTRIBUTOR OF YOUR PRODUCTS. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

    Click here to inquire about becoming an international distributor.

    Click here to inquire about becoming a U.S. distributor.