Guidelines for Trademark Use

Temple trademarks may not be altered in any way. Temple trademarks may not be used in any manner that suggests or implies Temple's endorsement of other organizations, companies, products, services, political parties or views, or religious organizations or beliefs.

Temple's trademarks may not be used in any way that discriminates or implies discrimination against any persons or groups based on age, ancestry, belief, color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or in any other way that would be a violation of Temple's anti-discrimination policies or practices.

No one other than Temple may claim copyright or trademark rights or seek to register any design that uses Temple trademarks.

All uses of Temple’s trademarks on products will incorporate the appropriate trademark designation symbols (®/™)

Temple will not approve the use of Temple trademarks in connection with certain types of products. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Products that could be used to injure or kill
  • Alcohol-related products
  • Tobacco-related products
  • Illegal drug-related products
  • Sexually suggestive products or language
  • Gambling-related products
  • Products that present an unacceptable risk of liability
  • Products that could be harmful to the mission or image of the institution

Certain artwork or designs will not be approved for use in conjunction with Temple's trademarks. These include, but are not limited to the following:
Art depicting or implying the use or endorsement of:

  • alcohol
  • illegal drugs
  • tobacco products
  • firearms or other weapons
  • racist, sexist, hateful, demeaning or degrading language or statements
  • profanity
  • sexual acts
  • statements impugning other universities

Approval to use a Temple trademark for a one-time application only (for example, a t-shirt) does not constitute approval to use the trademark again, or in connection with any other item, or to change the design in any way, without seeking additional approval.

Student Athletes
Any and all uses of the names, numbers, and/or images of Temple student athletes must comply with Temple policies and NCAA regulations. Questions should be directed to the Office of Business Services, which will consult as appropriate with Temple University Athletics.