University of Saskatchewan

Policies

Commercial Use of University Trademarks

Operations and General Administration

Responsibility: Vice-President, Finance and Resources
Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: Aug 1, 1987
Reformatted: Mar 30, 2001

Purpose

To ensure that the commercial use of the University's name, logos and symbols are appropriate and that they appear only on quality products that enhance and promote the University's image. The preservation of the good name of the University is emphasized, therefore limiting the legal liabilities from association of the University with questionable goods and practices and providing a revenue source in the long term.

Policy

The University's Trade Marks Licensing Program involves negotiation and administration of royalty bearing license agreements. These agreements include those that exchange goods or promotional activities for the use of the logos, symbols and marks. The consent of the Board of Governors is required in all cases; authority for granting approval is delegated by the Board of Governors' to the President or her/his designate. Responsibility for administering the program lies with the Bookstore. Anyone perceiving a violation of use of University marks should advise the Bookstore so that appropriate action may be taken. The Office of Vice-President (Finance & Resources) should also be advised of all proposed new logos so that trademark protection may be arranged.

Procedure Summary

Related Documents

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Director, Consumer Services
Phone: 306-966-6785
Website: http://www.usask.ca/consumer_services/