The University of Texas at El Paso’s Trademark Program is administered by The University of Texas System. The program works to protect and promote the use of The University of Texas System’s name and logos to ensure that the public can properly identify and associate the logos with officially licensed products bearing the institutions’ marks. Some of the items that must go through the Trademark Program include promotional (“giveaway”) pieces and items intended for sale, such as T-shirts, caps and water bottles.
How to get licensed
For information about the Trademark Program, visit the Office of Brand, Trademarks and Licensing at https://portal.trademarks.utexas.edu/. On the site, you will find information about how to become licensed, the process for approval, trademark registration and trademark policy.
UTEP licensing vendors
CLC administers UTEP’s licensing program. Royalties are paid to the University by licensed vendors for UTEP-branded products that are resold to the public. These royalties financially support the University for various needs. The Collegiate Licensed Product Label is the consumer’s assurance that the products they purchase are as authentic as their support of their favorite school or team – the UTEP Miners! Most items that are ordered for campus use or department giveaways are royalty exempt.
Basic License Agreement Information
CLC generally issues two types of agreements:
1. Internal License: Allows a company to produce product bearing the trademarks of collegiate institutions for university departments and related entities for internal consumption only. Cannot provide product at retail or direct to consumer.
2. Retail License: Allows a company to produce product bearing the trademarks of unlimited collegiate institutions for sale in designated retail channels, direct to consumer, and university departments and related entities.
- The UT System runs a limited licensing program and does not accept all applicants.
- The UT System will only license finished products that are ready for sale.
- CLC requires licensees to maintain product liability insurance.
- The license can be renewed annually and it grants the nonexclusive right to use the licensed marks in connection with products of quality acceptable to the Board of Regents.
- Licensees must indemnify and hold harmless The University of Texas System, its regents, officers, employees and agents for any liability attributable to any of the licensee’s products bearing the trademarks of any component institution of the UT System.