Trademark Protection

Importance of Buying Licensed Gear

  • Use of KSU’s trademarks and wordmarks without permission constitutes trademark infringement
  • Royalties help fund university marketing initiatives and provide support for KSU Athletic Scholarships
  • Licensed product has been reviewed and approved for messages deemed appropriate to associate with the University

Signs of Unlicensed Products

  • Product seems to be made of poor quality
  • Trademarks are used in a distasteful manner
  • KSU trademarks are manipulated or distorted
  • No hologram label
  • Cut tags
  • No registration marks, such as the ® or TM

Where to Report

Report unlicensed product by sending an email to

  • Please include as much information as possible (a picture, where it is being sold, who produced the product, etc.)