AO 23 Licensing and Use of University Name, Logos, Trademarks, and Service Marks (formerly 08-01-01)


This policy establishes the University of Pittsburgh's right to control the use of the University name, logos, trademarks, and service marks; the nature and quality of goods or services with which they are associated; and, in order to achieve uniformity of presentation of the marks, the artistic form in which the marks are reproduced. It applies to identity marks (whether registered or not), adopted or used by the University as word marks, such as "UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH," "PITT," and "PITT PANTHERS," and others containing graphic components in addition to the words, such as the University seal, a representation of a football helmet or a representation of a panther. It also applies to the oversight of the quality of goods or services with which they are associated.


Category: Business and Operations
Section: Public Relations
Effective Date: April 15, 2008
Last Reviewed: April 15, 2008
Responsible Unit:
Responsible Executive: Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Policy Contact:

Procedure(s) and Supporting Documents

Please refer to the policy and/or the policy contact for any accompanying procedures, supporting documents, and/or forms.