GSU’s protected trademarks are listed and displayed on the trademark licensing official style guide.

As defined by the US Patents & Trademarks Office, “a trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.” A trademark need not be registered in order to have protectable rights to it, simply by using or displaying a mark acquires automatic trademark rights to the owner.



Grambling State University (GSU) requires that all individuals, organizations, departments and companies, both internal and external, seeking to produce merchandise with GSU trademarks obtain prior approval before producing any product(s) that will display GSU Distinguishing marks; regardless of the method of distribution.

GSU affiliate groups, including registered student organizations, must have approval before using campus trademarks for print or web communications or for merchandise, whether for sale or not. As indicated on the logo sheet, any use of the GSU trademarks requires licensing approval from Grambling State University and CLC.