In the tradition of the nation's best universities, Wright State University
is dedicated to teaching, research, and service. In addition, Wright
State has the distinct mission of providing leadership to improve the
quality of life for the people of the Miami Valley. Wright State is
a comprehensive state university with a diverse range of high-quality
academic programs and strong links to Miami Valley schools and business,
government, and community organizations. The university serves nearly
16,000 students with programs leading to more than 100 undergraduate
and 40 graduate and professional degrees through six colleges and three
WSU's Licensing Program
Wright State University established a
licensing program in 1989 in response to the demand and need to positively
promote its image while protecting its trademark rights. In order to
use the university's name or any of its marks or variations of its marks
on commercial products, one must obtain permission by securing a licensing
agreement. The university licenses only those products that reflect
favorably on it and that depict quality and good taste. This helps to
preserve the university's good name and reputation.
A trademark is any mark, word, letters, or symbol associated
with its owner that can be distinguished from those of its competitors.
The university asserts ownership over its name and any other mark, logo,
insignia, seal, design, symbol, or any combination of these, that has
come to be associated with Wright State. Creative designs that encompass
trademarks are subject to licensing as well.
Obtaining a License
For license application, details concerning royalty payments, and reporting
426 Century Lane, Suite 100
Holland, Michigan 49423
Phone: (616) 395-0676 ext. 106 Fax: (616) 395-2517
Internal Use of University's Marks
Any use of the university's
marks by departments or student organizations for fundraising or promotional
purposes must be accompanied by artwork or graphics and details as to
how the university mark will be used. The artwork or graphics must first
be approved by the Office of Communications and Marketing. All departments
and student organizations are required to use a licensed manufacturer
to produce the items. Promotional orders may be eligible for a royalty
After expenses, royalty income from the licensing program is used for
The Office of General Counsel actively enforces the ownership of the
university's marks, names, and symbols. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers,
and sales representatives are equally responsible for the purchase and
resale of licensed goods.
For further information,
contact Tracy Silvert
at (937) 775-3540.
Office of General Counsel
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001