Royalties

Royalties

Products imprinted with the University’s name or marks are generally subject to royalty fees with few exceptions. The University assesses royalties on wholesale sales. For example, blank garments brought to a licensed manufacturer or vendor by an individual or group that would like a logo embroidered or screen printed on it are subject to royalties based on the price of the entire garment and not just the cost of the embroidery. An emblematic T-shirt that wholesale’s for $10 will have $0.90 royalty affixed making the cost $10.90.

Royalty proceeds are dedicated to support the licensing program and to provide funding for student scholarships.

Royalty Exemptions

A royalty exemption (but not a license exemption) generally applies only to products imprinted for internal use by University departments or as part of a corporate sponsorship agreement. Resale of royalty exempt product is prohibited.

Please note that only¬†licensed manufacturers, regardless of whether a royalty is charged, may reproduce the University’s name and marks. Any unlicensed person or business that knowingly produces licensed products is subject to paying double-back royalties or possible civil litigation.