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What is a Trademark?

A trademark is any mark, logo, name, slogan, symbol, word(s), letters, numbers or combination of any of these that is directly associated with or to the University. It is considered an infringement of the University’s trademark rights to create any artwork design that could cause public confusion due to the likeness or similarity of FAMU’s trademarks.

Florida Statute 831.05: Vending goods or services with counterfeit trademarks or service marks - This statute makes it a third degree felony for the possession or sell of merchandise with counterfeit trademarks valued at $1,000 or more.  Under this statute, it is a first-degree misdemeanor if merchandise is valued under $1,000.  Violations will result in the confiscation of all illegal merchandise and can result in arrest.   

Florida A&M University does NOT approve or endorse the use of its marks in conjunction with distasteful designs, or for the purpose of advertising products related to alcohol and tobacco, illegal activities, firearms, religious or political associations, etc.

NOTE: The marks of Florida A&M University are controlled under a licensing program administered by The Collegiate Licensing Company. Any use of thes marks will require written approval from The Collegiate Licensing Company.

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200 Lee Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850-599-3413
F: 850-561-2626