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Licensing

Kennesaw State University is a licensed university, which means that any apparel or novelty item bearing the Kennesaw State University name or any of its registered marks must be printed, embroidered, manufactured, etc., by a licensed vendor. All trademark, color and usage standards outlined in this guide are applicable.

Registered trademarks of the university include the following:

The registered trademark symbol ® must be used with all university marks with the exception of the “KSU” mark and the registered official university seal, which requires ™. The seal may not be used without prior written approval from University Relations.

Use of the athletics trademarks by colleges or administrative units is restricted to merchandise and apparel only. All artwork must be submitted for approval to designapproval@kennesaw.edu. Athletic marks are not to be used for academic publications or websites.

Kennesaw State reserves the right to reject delivery of or confiscate materials containing unauthorized or incorrect usage based on the standards outlined herein.

Departmental and student licensing information standards

University departments, colleges, organizations and the licensed vendor must obtain written permission from University Relations to use Kennesaw State marks. Examples include, but are not limited to, pens, notebooks, caps, shirts, tote bags, backpacks, jackets, glassware, pins and key rings. Artwork and the name of the selected licensed vendor must be submitted for approval before the order is placed to University Relations at designapproval@kennesaw.edu. If the vendor is not licensed, the KSU entity will be notified and asked to select a licensed vendor. Only licensed vendors may produce promotional and apparel items bearing university trademarks.

A complete list of licensed vendors is available on the Kennesaw State University Relations website.

Once the artwork and vendor have been approved, an approval letter will be sent to the KSU entity and the selected vendor. The letter will outline the KSU licensing guidelines, including royalty requirements.

KSU licensing and trademarks
Kennesaw State University marks may not be used in conjunction with other trademarked or registered marks without written permission from the owners of all marks. Questions about the status of a mark should be directed to University Relations at 770-423-6203. Kennesaw State marks may not be used in conjunction with references to alcohol or drugs. The use of university trademarks that is judged to be in poor taste will not be allowed.

Licensing application information
Strategic Marketing Affiliates (SMA) processes vendor applications for the Kennesaw State University licensing program. Vendors interested in becoming licensed vendors should contact:

Jared Harding
SMA, Inc.
8900 Keystone Crossing
Suite 605
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-669-0808
Fax: 317-669-0810
jharding@smaworks.com

For additional information about Kennesaw State’s licensing program, contact University Relations at 770-423-6203.

 

 
 
       
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