Trademarking & Licensing of LISD Logos
How the New LISD Logo Licensing Program Works
Information for Vendors
A vendor must enter into a licensing agreement with SABRE Trademark & Licensing in order to use the School’s trademarks. A license is a written legal agreement between the owner of the trademark (licensor) and a manufacturer/vendor (licensee). This license must be in place before use of the trademarks.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What schools are affected by the Sabre Trademark & Licensing Program?
At this time, the trademark and licensing program is only being implemented at the secondary level. The licensing program will not impact elementary campuses, elementary PTAs or their fundraisers.
How does the SABRE Trademark & Licensing’s Program benefit Student Organizations, Booster Clubs and other groups like PTAs who sell merchandise to the public?
Student Organizations, Booster Clubs and other groups like PTAs are an important ally in the implementation of the Licensing Program. These groups are an excellent resource to help the schools ensure that only officially licensed product is being sold in the market.
The Licensing Program helps protect these groups from trademark infringement and from unlicensed competitors. When a Licensing Program is implemented these groups typically see their sales and their profits increase as demand for officially licensed school merchandise increases and the number of licensed vendors is limited.
Compliance with the Licensing Program is easy for these groups. They simply need to purchase their products only from officially licensed vendors who will ensure that the appropriate licensing fees have been paid and that the proper authenticating hang tags have been attached to the products.
As mentioned above, the LISD exempted student organizations, PTAs, booster clubs, and other like groups from the 75% share. These organizations would only contribute to the legal costs of administering the program, at a rate of 25% of 10%.
Does the trademark license just apply for apparel?
No. Although typical products licensed by the Licensing Program are t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters, shorts, caps, ties and other articles of clothing, other licensed goods include, but are not limited to, key chains, watches, clocks, jewelry, mugs/glassware, stationery products, leather goods, blankets, rugs, phones, "image" painting on cakes and lamps.
How will consumers identify officially licensed product?
What should schools do if they become aware of unlicensed product in the marketplace?
Schools should immediately report the unlicensed use to SABRE Trademark & Licensing.
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