UW Trademark Licensing
1000 E. University Ave.
Room 356 and 352
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6927
Fax: (307) 766-4049
Phone: (307) 766-5646
October 28, 2006
The use of the University of Wyoming name is specifically restricted.
a. Only an organization that is sponsored by a unit of the University or is itself a unit of the University (e.g., ASUW) may use the name of the University or abbreviation thereof as part of its own name. A recognized student organization may not use the name of the University or any abbreviation thereof as part of its own name; however, terms such as "campus" and "Wyoming" or "at the University of Wyoming" may be used by an organization as part of its identification to the public.
b. Events or activities sponsored by recognized student organizations shall not be advertised or promoted in such a way as to suggest that they are sponsored by the University or that the organization is acting in behalf of the University.
Examples of correct and incorrect uses of the University's name:
Acceptable - Keepers of the Fire at the University of Wyoming
Wyoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Unacceptable- University of Wyoming Keepers of the Fire
University of Wyoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Any product bearing the University's name or marks must be purchased from an authorized licensee of the University. The University has more than 200 licensees nation wide and numerous in-state and locally licensed companies. Students are encouraged to contact local licensees first to discuss their product needs.
Yes, regardless of the intended use of the products, they are subject to royalties. Only those items used internally by the University are exempt from royalties.
When inquiring with a vendor about pricing, student groups are encouraged to always ask if the quoted price includes royalties. Some licensees build the cost of royalties into the selling price of the item, whereas some simply add the cost on during final invoicing. By asking this question upfront, you can be assured you are comparing apples to apples.
As a trademark owner, the University has the obligation to monitor and manage the use of its marks. By licensing vendors to produce products bearing its marks, the University is able to ensure that all uses of its name and marks are appropriate and positively represent the University.
The Trademark Licensing Office will not approve any design that bears its marks that is distasteful or doesn't positively represent the University. If our staff doesn't understand the verbiage being used or the design submitted, it will be disapproved and further clarification requested.