2000–2014 2014–2022 2022–present
2000–2014 2014–2022 2022–present

GSK plc (officially known as GlaxoSmithKline until 2022) is a British multinational pharmaceutical company formed by the merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham in 2000.

In June 2022, it officially shortened its name to GSK and unveiled a new logo and brand identity. This came a few months after announcing the creation of Haleon, a spin-off company housing its consumer brands such as Sensodyne and Panadol.



GlaxoSmithKline logo.svg


GSK logo 2014.svg

In 2014, the logo and the wordmark were slightly modified, most notably the G.

In 2016, the company began to only refer to themselves as GSK, though the full name was legally used until 2022. A beating-heart animation was also introduced in TV commercials, and the GSK logo appeared prominently on products.

This logo is still used on advertising for the time being, though the current one is expected to replace this soon.



GSK logo 2022.svg
Designer:  Wolff Olins
Typography:  Custom type
Launched:  9 June 2022

A new logo and brand identity were introduced on 9 June 2022, designed by Wolff Olins, after previously shortened its official name from GlaxoSmithKline plc to GSK plc on 16 May. This came some time after the announcement of the spin-off of its consumer brands under a new company, Haleon, in February 2022.

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Glaxo Wellcome
SmithKline Beecham
Haleon (consumer healthcare)
GSK (biopharm)