A trademark or service mark may be a word, name, symbol, device, or any combination thereof that is used by its owner to identify or distinguish goods or services from those of others. Unlike patents and copyrights, interests in trademarks and service marks arise as a result of use of the mark in commerce to identify the source or origin of goods and services. In addition, trademark rights do not end after a specific period of time as do patent rights and copyrights. Instead, a trademark remains the property of the owner so long as the owner continues to use it properly as a trademark.


The unauthorized use of a UT trademark in conjunction with the product or service of an individual, group, or corporation may damage the University's reputation and suggest University endorsement where none exists. For this reason, UT System has taken action necessary to protect UT trademarks under applicable federal and state law, and has developed policies and procedures to license their use under limited circumstances. (See the UT System Trademark Policy).


Some UT System trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with the State of Texas.  Many UT System trademarks are also registered in foreign countries. Please see the Office of Trademark Licensing for a complete list of registered marks.


Inquiries regarding licensing of UT System trademarks may be directed to:

Trademark Licensing Director
Office of Trademark Licensing
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7399
Austin, Texas 78713
Phone:    (512) 475-7923
Fax:        (512) 232-7080




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