Trademarks & Licensing

The Office of Communications & Marketing controls the use of the college’s trademarks by way of a licensing program that encourages proper use that will reflect favorably on Presbyterian College and will produce maximum revenue for its benefit.

Permission to use the college name or trademarks for commercial purposes is granted by a nonexclusive license. The College purchases only licensed merchandise.

Licensed manufacturers pay a royalty for the use of the College’s trademarks. The royalty rate is a percentage of net sales of all products in association with which any College trademark is used.

The College’s purchase of its use—and not resale—is exempted from royalty payments. No other royalty exemptions are allowed.

Procedures:

• Inquiries
All inquiries regarding use of the PC trademarks should be directed to the Office of Communications  & Marketing.

• Trademark Artwork
Camera-ready art may be obtained from the Office of Communications & Marketing.

• License Agreement
Applications for license should be submitted to the Office of Communications & Marketing.

• Product Approval
A representative sample of any product to be produced for sale bearing the College’s trademarks must be submitted for approval prior to production. The manufacturer will be provided camera-ready art for the trademarks after a License Agreement is signed. The manufacturer must submit a production sample of the product for final approval. Should a product sample be disapproved, the manufacturer may resubmit a conforming or revised sample for approval. Additional products may be submitted for approval during the term of the License Agreement.

Licensed products shall be reviewed periodically to ensure that the manufacturer adheres to the agreed standards, specifications, and characteristics for each product.

College Purchases
A list of licensed manufacturers and licensed products is available by contacting the Office of Communications & Marketing. The PC department or organization wishing to purchase an item bearing the College’s trademarks can request assistance from the Office of Communications & Marketing to secure the names of all manufacturers licensed to produce the item. The PC department or organization must follow established college purchasing procedures to purchase the item. The Office of Communications & Marketing makes every effort to license any manufacturer with whom the College wishes to do businesses.

Retail Stores
A list of licensed manufacturers and other current information on the Licensing Program shall be provided upon request from retailer. Retailers are required to purchase only licensed products. Every effort is be made to license any manufacturer with whom a retailer would like to do business.

• Royalty Reports
The Office of Communications & Marketing collects all licensing royalties on a monthly basis. Reports are due at the Office of Communications & Marketing within 10 days after the end of each month. Reports received after the 10-day filing period are subject to a 1.5% monthly late fee and cancellation of license.

• Exemptions from Royalty Payments
College purchases of licensed merchandise for College use—not resale—may be exempted from royalty payments. It shall be the responsibility of the college department or organization to request an exemption. The request for exemption shall be submitted to the Office of Communications & Marketing and shall include a description of the item to be purchased, the intended use, and the suggested vendor (all purchases must be made from a licensed vendor). The Office of Communications & Marketing shall respond to the department or organization with a letter of exemption or disapproval.

• Deposit of Royalty Income
Within 10 days after the end of each month, vendors must remit to the Office of Communications & Marketing its portion of the royalty income along with an itemized accounting of all receipts and deductions.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at 864.833.8282.