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Marketing and Creative Services

Commercial Product Design Approval

Marketing and Creative Services reserves the right to approve each use of its Trademarks on a per-product, per-design basis. Licensees, or those given permission, will submit each proposed use, product, or design to Marketing and Creative Services or IPFW's authorized agent (for commercial products) for approval.

Marketing and Creative Services reserves the right to approve the use of its Trademarks on or associated with/on the following products:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco or tobacco-containing products
  • Legally controlled substances
  • Sexually oriented products or designs
  • Religious affiliated products or designs
  • Inherently dangerous products, including weapons, firearms, or explosives
  • Political products or designs
  • Products that use profanity
  • Games of chance (according to the Indiana Gaming Commission)
  • Appliqués, patches, or heat transfers for retail sale
  • Tattoos or body art

In addition, Marketing and Creative Services will not approve the use of Trademarks in text or graphics which are deemed to be sexually suggestive; denigrate any groups, including another college or university; or infringe on the rights of other trademark owners. Marketing and Creative Services will not approve products that do not, in Marketing and Creative Services's discretion, meet minimum standards of quality and/or good taste or those that are judged to be dangerous or carry high product liability risks.

Marketing and Creative Services will not approve the use of Trademarks on any product or design that may violate NCAA rules, per the discretion of Athletics Director of Compliance, including:

  • Jersey numbers, except on authentic or replica merchandise;
  • Photos or any other likeness of a current student-athlete;
  • Names of student-athletes;
  • Nicknames of student-athletes;
  • Marketing and Creative Services approve products or designs incorporating its current Trademarks. Trademarks that are obsolete or replaced by updated Trademarks continue to be protected and owned by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.