Athletics

General Branding and Licensing Information

WELCOME TO THE TRADEMARK LICENSING OFFICE WEBSITE

The Rice University Trademark Licensing Office helps protect and promote the trademarks, University name, and icons associated with Rice University.

Partnering with The Collegiate Licensing Company, the office is responsible for making sure that all commercial uses of logos are appropriate, are used with authorization, and that the University is compensated for such use.

The goal of this web site is to give information about our trademarks and how you can contact us to see if combining your idea and our logo is mutually beneficial.

FAQs

What is a trademark?
A trademark is simply a symbol or word used by a manufacturer or organization to identify its goods or services and distinguish them from its competitors. In practice, a trademark does more than that. It conveys to consumers the desirability of the product bearing the mark, and it helps to promote the goods it is identified with. Once this is accomplished, the trademark owner has attained something of value.

What qualifies as a trademark, logo and/or symbol of Rice?
A trademark is any mark, word, letter or symbol associated with Rice University that can be distinguished from those of other universities, teams or organizations.

Who must be licensed?
Any individual, organization or company wishing to use the name or identifying marks of Rice University must obtain a license. This includes manufacturers or service providers who use Rice's name or logo on products (including premiums for promotions) or in advertising.

What kinds of products may be licensed?
Most products will be considered for licensing. However, the University reserves the right to decline licensing of specific products. Alcohol and tobacco products will not be licensed. All goods bearing the marks of Rice University must be licensed.

Brand Standards

The brand book should be followed to maintain branding consistency. Logos are to be used only as explicitly depicted in this guide. You may not distribute the text or graphics to others without express written permission of Rice University Athletics. Please contact Rice University Athletics regarding usage of any logo or brand–related material. For more information, visit RiceOwls.com/brand

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding licensing, please contact:

Branding & Licensing
Rice University Athletics
6100 Main St. MS-548
Houston, TX 77005
713-348-6923
713-348-6019(f)
AthleticsBrand@Rice.edu

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