blog posts Getting approval to use university trademarks (TM) Trademarks (TM)MerchandiseRSOsVendorsPrior written approval is needed for students, campus groups, registered student organizations, or sports clubs from the Trademark and Licensing Office for use of the university name or marks for anything other than official university business. This also applies to students, student groups, and organizations that wish to make use of the university name in conjunction with their group or activities, or those groups desiring the use of the university's identifying marks. There are two options for receiving approval of trademark use Have the licensee (manufacturer) submit the design and how the design will be used (shirt for team members, sold to group members, sold as a fundraiser, etc.) to the University of Illinois' licensing director in the Trademark and Licensing Office via email at email@example.com online design approval process, which is available to all licensees. The licensing director notifies approval, denial, or necessary changes to the licensee. A representative of a campus unit or student organization or team may submit the design and how the design will be used (shirt for team members, sold to group members, sold as a fundraiser, etc.) to the University of Illinois' licensing director in the Trademark and Licensing office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The requesting unit or student group must supply the name of the manufacturer, which should be a current licensee of the university. For an up to date list of approved manufacturers contact the Licensing office at email@example.com. The normal approval process requires a lead-time of 7 days. All manufacturing needs to be done by licensed manufactures. If a manufacturer is not a licensee, the company may apply to become a licensee. The process to become a new licensee, if approved, generally takes four to eight weeks. For more information about becoming an approved manufacturer click HERE.