Frequently Asked Questions
Before contacting a licensee regarding new products, designs, or an idea for a fundraiser, be sure to check with the University Trademark Licensing and Marketing Office. They will be able to identify a licensee to produce the items, saving everyone time and effort.
A product with a Trademark is generally subject to royalty or rights fees if:
- the product is for resale;
- the product promotes a specific event for which a fee is charged;
- the name, mark, or logo of a third party is used with the Trademark; or
- the product is being resold by members of the University community, including without limitation, registered student organizations, and other affiliated organizations.
Activities or products that include the use of commercial entities' names or logos on the licensed product will generally be assessed a higher royalty.