Department of Licensing
NOTE: If you are interested in licensing technologies developed by University researchers and staff, you need to visit the Division of Technology Management.
The Department of Licensing was created at the University of Mississippi to oversee use of University licensing marks including, but not limited to, all logos, scripts, images, etc. trademarked or copyrighted by the University for the purpose of furthering the University of Mississippi brand.
The University has partnered with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to oversee the licensing program at the University of Mississippi. Each party desiring to become an official licensee of the University of Mississippi must apply to this entity and become an approved vendor before creating products that may be approved by the University for sale or general use. Failure to obtain a license through CLC and consequently approval from the University on specific design can result in the seizure and possible legal action of all non-approved merchandise bearing University of Mississippi trademarks.
Please visit CLC’s website for details on becoming a licensed vendor.
WHAT ARE TRADEMARKS?
A University of Mississippi trademark is any mark, logo, symbol, nickname, letter(s), word or derivative that can be associated with the University of Mississippi and can be distinguished from those of other institutions or entities. Some examples include the script ‘Ole Miss’, Ole Miss Oval, ‘Rebels’, etc.
NOTE: This image is intentionally low resolution to prevent unapproved use.
WHAT VERBIAGE REQUIRES APPROVAL?
- University of Mississippi ©
- Ole Miss ®
- U of M™
- Lady Rebels™
- The Lyceum™
- The Grove™
- University of Mississippi – Medical Center™
- University of Mississippi -Tupelo™
- University of Mississippi – Southaven™
- Paris-Yates Chapel™
- Barnard Observatory™
- Swayze Field™
- Tad Smith Coliseum™
- Tad Pad™
- Vaught-Hemingway Stadium™
- Hotty Toddy™
NOTE: You must use the approved university colors or the PANTONE © colors listed on this page. The colors on this page are not intended to match the PANTONE color standards. For the PANTONE color standards, refer to the current editions of the PANTONE color publications. PANTONE © is a registered trademark of PANTONE, Inc.
- RED: PANTONE 186
- NAVY BLUE: PANTONE 281
- GRAY: PANTONE COOL GRAY 9
- BLACK: PANTONE PROCESS BLACK
- WHITE: WHITE
WHO NEEDS A LICENSE?
Licenses must be obtained for the use of any University of Mississippi trademark, image, or photograph used on any packaging (including hangtags, stickers), signage, or product sold to the general public or to campus departments and organizations. In addition, promotional licenses must be obtained by companies or organizations wanting to associate with the University of Mississippi through any use of its trademarks.
WHO ARE YOUR CURRENT LICENSEES?
Please view this file for a list as of 11/2016:
WHAT RETAILERS CARRY OUR PRODUCTS?
Please view this file for a list as of 4/2015:
WHAT ARE THE LABOR CODES OF CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSEES?
Summary of Code of Conduct :
WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT BECOMING A LICENSEE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI?
University of Mississippi licensing is overseen by the Collegiate Licensing Company.
You may visit their website: http://www.clc.com or contact their offices:
Collegiate Licensing Company
North Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
LOCAL OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Kathy Tidwell, Director of Contractual Services and University Licensing
Haden Gragson, Assistant Director of Contractual Services and University Licensing
P.O. Box 1848
Contractual Services Management
154 Johnson Commons West
University, MS 38677