21.4 Legal Protection and Enforcement

Federal, state, and common laws govern the University's rights to its trademarks. These laws place an obligation on the University to control its trademarks to avoid misrepresentation of the University's relationship to a product or service. Without proper control, the University risks losing its exclusive rights to its trademarks. Licensing others to use the trademarks and monitoring their use provides the needed control.

Legal protection and enforcement of the University's trademarks shall be the responsibility of the Trademark Licensing Office with the advisement of the Office of the General Counsel.

Merchandise, products, and/or items bearing University trademarks and produced without proper written University authorization may be considered counterfeit or infringing and subject to all available legal remedies, including, but not limited to, seizure of the merchandise, products, and/or items.

If you have questions, contact The University of Iowa, Trademark Licensing Office, 310 Karro Athletic Hall of Fame, 2425 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246, 319-384-2000, uilicensing@hawkeyelicensing.com.

See also http://uilicensing.com.