Use of School’s Name

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Apr 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Can I use my school's name on products for sale?

I go to private college and wanted to make an item to sell for our sororities philanthropy week with my universities abbreviated name. If I put my schools abbreviated name can I get in trouble for selling the product, is that copyright or trademark infringement?

Answer: It would likely be trademark infringement.

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