Cal Poly Trademark Licensing exists to protect and promote the trademarks (names, marks, logos) of California Polytechnic State University.
Cal Poly owns and controls its name(s) and other marks, logos, insignias, seal, designs and symbols (hereafter, "marks" or "trademarks") that have become associated with the University. Examples of these trademarks include the name, the University nameplate, the athletic marks, the University seal, and all secondary marks. University marks (pdf) afforded protection by State law, State and Federal trademark law, and University policy.
Through a partnership with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the University monitors commercial and internal use of Cal Poly marks, and is responsible for managing more than 200 licensees producing products bearing Cal Poly's trademarks. CLC negotiates and administers licenses with manufacturers that wish to trade upon the University name and ensure that all uses of the University name are professional, tasteful, and of a quality that reflects positively on the institution.
Individuals, groups and organizations (including recognized student organizations), both on and off campus, seeking to produce any product(s) using the Cal Poly name and or trademarks must use a licensed manufacturer.
If you have questions regarding our Trademark Licensing program feel free to contact:
Kim Shank, Trademark Licensing Coordinator