Trademark Usage Policy & Permission Form

All Ohio Christian University (OCU) logos and trademarks, including those for its organizational units, are the sole property of Ohio Christian University and may not be used without prior written consent of an authorized agent of the university.

Permission to use OCU trademarks can be obtained by completing the form below. Submitting the request does not imply or guarantee approval! Upon approval, the requested trademark(s) and usage guidelines will be provided to the requestor.

Please describe nature of the intended use, including the background surface and color on which the trademark will appear.

By submitting this form, you affirm the following:

  • You agree to the terms and conditions for usage of Ohio Christian University trademark(s) as defined in the Brand Identity Guidelines.
  • You agree to end use of the requested trademark(s) at the end of the specified period or apply for renewal.
  • Permission only extends to the use delineated in the form above.

Usage Restrictions

If Ohio Christian University approves the use of university trademark(s), this does not grant any right, title, or interest in the trademark(s) to the permitted parties, other than the rights granted in the approval. The requestor will not make any representation or take any action to imply it has rights, title, or interest in the trademark(s) beyond the scope of this agreement. The user must not use Ohio Christian University trademark(s) in a manner intended to link or associate the user, its products, or its services with Ohio Christian University.

The user must:

  • ensure the Ohio Christian University trademark(s) is used in its entirety, as supplied, and not combined with any other graphic or textual element.
  • ensure the use of Ohio Christian University trademark(s) adheres to brand standards and remedy any deficiencies as determined by Ohio Christian University at its sole discretion.
  • not alter or modify the Ohio Christian University trademark(s) in any way.
  • not use Ohio Christian University trademark(s) as a design element in any other logo or trademark.
  • not use any Ohio Christian University trademark(s) in connection with disparaging or negative statements, or in a manner that might injure Ohio Christian University's reputation.
  • not use the Ohio Christian University trademark(s) on any website not listed on the approval form.
  • not use the Ohio Christian University trademark(s) in a misleading context or to imply any relationship, endorsement, or sponsorship beyond the scope of this agreement.

Reservation of Rights

Ohio Christian University reserves the right to terminate, revoke, modify or suspend its approval of Ohio Christian University trademark usage and any rights arising out of or in connection with the approval, in whole or in part, without cause, at its sole discretion at any time.

Permission to use Ohio Christian University trademark(s) will only be granted to specific projects, programs, initiatives and must not be attached to other projects/ programs, initiatives promoted by the same user without prior written consent. If the user completes, terminates, or withdraws from the specific activity for which the use of Ohio Christian University trademark(s) was approved, the user must immediately cease to use all materials containing the Ohio Christian University trademark(s), as well as delete the trademark(s) from their electronic records.

Ohio Christian University reserves the right to request and seek indemnification of any and all inappropriate usage of the Ohio Christian University trademark(s) by the user, which may harm, disparage, or injure the Ohio Christian University name, reputation or intellectual property.