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Trademarking Policy

Trademarking for Student Organization Apparel

All apparel that will be purchased for a stude nt organization, must go through approval by WVU University Relations to ensure the apparel meet s WVU trademarking regulations. Even apparel that is purchased without an SGA grant MUST be approved by WVU University Relations. The Bureau of Finance cannot pass a grant for a student organization’s apparel without the approval from WVU University Relations. 

Trademarking Form:

General Information

Student organizations are permitted to use the WVU trademarks as approved by the WVU Office of Trademark Licensing to promote their student organization through student organization websites, on licensed apparel, in advertising, etc. A WVU authorized license needs to be used.


Apparel and promotional products ordered by WVU departments, student organizations and club sports are subject to the applicable royalty rate.


WVU Branding Guidelines for Apparel and Promotional Product:

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations

Products for Events - 5K, Relay for Life, etc.

Academic Student Competitions