IPFW owns and controls the use of its logos, insignias, seal, designs, symbols, service marks, trade dress, trade names, depictions of campus buildings used commercially, and other trademarks, collectively called "Trademarks," that are associated with the university, whether registered or not. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the words "Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne," "IPFW," "Mastodons," "Dons," the university seal, Tusky, or any derivations therefrom, and such other trademarks as are owned, developed, and adopted from time to time by the university. Each time an IPFW logo is used, the TM symbol must be placed in the lower right-hand corner of the mark.
In order to meet the public demand for goods and services bearing IPFW's Trademarks, IPFW grants non-exclusive, royalty-bearing licenses to companies to produce, market, and sell such goods and services. IPFW may or may not be represented in these licensing matters through agency agreements with licensing agents. The administrative responsibility for the trademark-licensing program rests in the IPFW Office of the Comptroller and the Office of the Chancellor, and is administered by IPFW University Relations and Communications.
Any staff member, faculty member, student, student group or organization, outside individual, commercial organization, or company wishing to use IPFW's Trademarks for commercial purposes (including fundraising for student groups) must obtain permission to do so. All use of IPFW's Trademarks must be done under license or permission granted by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Use of IPFW's Trademarks without license or permission is strictly prohibited. Prior authorization of the use of IPFW's Trademarks will not be construed as an authorization of use in the future, nor will any prior course of conduct, use, or infringement prohibit IPFW from enforcing any of its rights with respect to the Trademarks. IPFW reserves the right to pursue any and all legal remedies and will take whatever measures necessary to protect its Trademarks from infringement.
University marks may be accessed through ipfw.edu/vault.