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Brand Strategy and Marketing

Protecting our brand.

University trademarks have come to symbolize the passion of Fresno State alumni, fans, students and student-athletes. The University licensing program was established to ensure that these marks are used properly.

What is a trademark?

A trademark is any mark, logo, symbol, nickname, letter(s), word(s) or combination of these that can be associated with the University.

A trademark licensing program gives the University control over its logos and marks, thus, ensuring the quality and consistency of all of the University's merchandise. It also enables the University to generate revenue from the sale of merchandise bearing its logos and marks. The revenue is used to support and enhance many programs campus wide. The trademark licensing program creates positive relationships between licensees, retailers, customers and the campus community.

Become a Licensee

A licensee is an entity who has been granted permission to use another entity’s property. Anyone who wishes to obtain a license to produce merchandise bearing Fresno State’s trademarks must be approved by the University through its licensing agency. This application informs the University of how its marks will be used, what type of product the applicant makes and how the University is going to be represented. If you wish to become a licensed vendor, fill out the application below.

 Submit your license application

List of Licensed Vendors

Licensed vendors are approved to produce University products that match your needs. If you’d like to work with a vendor who is not licensed, please direct them to the licensee application.

Internal Product Ordering Procedures


Visit Trademark Licencing at


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Buying officially licensed products supports our students.


Frequently Asked Questions


Students, alumni and fans generate many great ideas for new University products. Products will be considered and must be approved by the University’s Trademark Licensing Office. No products will be licensed without the approval of the Trademark Licensing Office. This ensures all products associated with the University are of high quality and good taste while ensuring non-approval of potentially hazardous items.

Anyone wishing to use the trademarks of the University for merchandise for resale, products for internal use and promotional products must obtain a license.

If you wish to sell merchandise with the University trademarks that you produce, you must be a licensed vendor. However, if you wish to sell merchandise bearing University trademarks and do not produce any of the merchandise you are selling, you do not have to be a licensed vendor. With the proper business permits, anyone can sell officially-licensed merchandise as long as it is purchased from a vendor licensed to produce emblematic merchandise for the University.

All products must be approved by the Trademark Licensing Office. Failure to obtain a license or approval from the University’s Trademark Licensing Office would be grounds for the seizure of all non-approved merchandise bearing the University's marks. It also could result in jail time and numerous fines if convicted.

Yes, however before contacting local manufacturers regarding new products, designs, or an idea for a fundraiser, be sure to check with the University’s Trademark Licensing Office. They will be able to identify local manufacturers to produce the items, saving everyone time and effort.

The person responsible for the Trademark Licensing Program at Fresno State is:

Clarence Chiong
Harold H. Haak Administrative Center, Library - 4th Floor
5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 118
Fresno, CA 93740
 Phone: 559.278.4451

CLC is the licensing agency for Fresno State. As the University’s agency, CLC is responsible for assisting the trademark licensing office, including processing applications, collecting royalties, enforcing trademarks and pursuing new market opportunities for the University.