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Trademarks & Licensing

The words "Lehigh" and "Lehigh University," as well as the university shield, are valuable trademarks. A trademark may be a word, symbol, design, or a combination of a word and design, a catchphrase or even a unique sound, which identifies and distinguishes the goods and services of one party from those of another. Lehigh has several protected trademarks that are federally registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The registration symbol ® must be used whenever the marks appear as trademarks. The symbol ™ should be used for important university marks that are not currently registered. Please consult the Trademark and Licensing Web site managed by Lehigh's Business Services office for trademark and licensing policies and procedures, and frequently asked questions.

Most materials used for official university business do not need such symbols; however, the university recommends using these symbols on all merchandise and specialty items, such as ceremonial banners, T-shirts and medals.

All companies, groups and organizations using Lehigh University registered marks and trademarks must be licensed through Strategic Marketing Affiliates, Lehigh's licensing management agency.

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