Trademarks

Mocca logo Many projects or organizations at the University of Oregon have identifiers such as logos, trademarks, or unique names related to their activities. This template will help you to create guidelines so that your identifier is used properly in support of your project's goals. IPS is happy to work with you to strategize on when or whether to file for a federally registered U.S. trademark, service mark, or certification mark. Often it is not necessary to file for a federal mark initially but better to rely on United States common law rights-identifiers often change early in a project and you may not immediately know which identifiers are central to the public's identification with your work.

Identifier Guidelines

Many projects or organizations at the University of Oregon have identifiers such as logos, trademarks, or unique names related to their activities. This template will help you to create guidelines so that your identifier is used properly in support of your project's goals.

This template will help you to create guidelines so that your identifier is used properly in support of your project's goals.

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IPS is happy to work with you to strategize on when or whether to file for a federally registered U.S. trademark, service mark, or certification mark. Often it is not necessary to file for a federal mark initially but better to rely on United States common law rights-identifiers often change early in a project and you may not immediately know which identifiers are central to the public's identification with your work.

If you have obtained a federally registered U.S. trademark, please see our best practices document to learn on how to use and protect your mark.

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Learn more about Trademarks with Licensing and Contract Associate Vanessa Ringgold, JD