University Trademarks

The trademarks of Michigan State University are the exclusive property of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, in accordance with the trademark and service mark registrations filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or the state of Michigan. The University reserves ownership of any trademark, service mark, logo, insignia, seal, design, or other symbol or device associated with or referring to Michigan State University.

To protect its brand, Michigan State has established the Office of University Licensing Programs. Persons and businesses wishing to use these marks commercially are required to enter into a license agreement with the University.

Registered student organizations and campus units planning to use these marks on merchandise are directed to where a Licensing Authorization Form is available under the “Campus Use” link. Also available on this website is a link to the Michigan State University official Licensee List. All products bearing the wordmarks or trademarks of the university must be supplied by a licensed vendor and approved through the Licensing authorization form by the University Licensing Programs.

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