Trademarks and Licensing Program

Trademarks and Licensing Program


The trademark licensing program regulates, promotes, and protects the use of the University's name and identifying marks, and the reputation they represent, both on and off campus, ensuring the quality and consistency of the university brand on university merchandise, while creating a cooperative and positive working relationship with the manufacturers, licensees and retailers who work with the University. Licensed vendors are expected to conduct business with honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and respect for the intrinsic value of each human being.

UCCS Office of Brand and Design in University Marketing and Communications, partnering with the University of Colorado Trademark Licensing Office, is responsible for ensuring the correct use and integrity of UCCS trademark assets, including marks and verbiage.  

The use of UCCS marks on any merchandise, whether for retail sale or simply as a giveaway promotional item, requires permission from UCCS and licensing from Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC). CLC administers the license application process for all vendors on behalf of UCCS and assists with issues of legality and enforcement. We are members of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).

Read the CU Licensing Policy, and find out more at


If you have questions about UCCS's licensing program, please contact Gabby Hensley, Manager of Brand and Design, at

Collegiate Licensing Company seal

List of Approved Vendors

A searchable list of vendors licensed to produce UCCS merchandise is available below. 

Official lists of vendors licensed to produce CU merchandise, updated October 2021:

Or use the CLC Licensee Search to search by product category.

How to Order Promotional Items

Initial Steps

  1. Clear the artwork with the campus brand manager for brand compliance
  2. Choose a licensed vendor (see List of Approved Vendors below)
  3. Once order is finalized, vendor will submit your request through the normal CLC process

Royalty Rate

The royalty rate is set at a level that will adequately reflect the value added to the goods and services on which University Marks are displayed. In developing the rate, consideration is given to the cost to the consumer, the impact on the vendor community, and the rates in place at institutions of similar size and stature. The licensing sub-committee, with representatives from all CU campuses, will collectively determine the royalty rate for the use of the University's Marks. The current University royalty rate is on the wholesale cost of goods for those items purchased for resale and 0% for those items purchased for internal use (subject to the “internal exceptions" below).

Royalty Exemptions

In determining exemptions from royalty payment, consideration is given to the purpose of the licensing program and the community it serves. Given these criteria, the University should not be required to pay itself for purchases of services or products it makes for its own use to fulfill the educational mission of the University, which includes community outreach. However, the University should also avoid unfair competition with other retailers and service providers and should, therefore, not exempt itself from paying royalties on the purchase of goods that are to be used for resale or services provided to faculty, staff, and students as an additional benefit unrelated to the educational mission of the University.

Internal Exceptions

Items purchased for internal use are generally royalty exempt, but some exceptions do apply. They are as follows:

  1. If the items are purchased to be given away at an event and there is a cost for admission to the event.
  2. If a third party’s mark (i.e. sponsor) appears on the item.
  3. If the same or very similar item can be purchased from the campus bookstore, as these items are deemed to be in direct competition with the bookstore


  • Licensed vendors must always be used regardless if the items carry royalties, or are to be resold or used internally.
  • Giveaways at major events need to be approved prior to the event. If approval is not obtained, the items may not be given away.

Parents or students, if you are looking to place a custom order for an item with the UCCS brand for a special occasion (graduation cake, etc.), please contact Gabby Hensley for information on ordering and royalties.

Find out more about Student Use of University Trademarks.

UCCS Licensed Vendor List

Internal Campus Suppliers, updated October, 2022.


Licensee Email City State Phone Website
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4imprint Inc. Oshkosh WI 877-446-7746
Ahead LLC New Bedford MA 508-985-9898
Akquire St. Thomas ON 226-678-0208
All Star Dogs Marlboro NJ 800-391-3520
American Collegiate Sports LLC New York NY 212-496-7159
Boxercraft Inc. Mableton GA 404-355-9994
Brand Agents Inc. Denver CO 303-693-4057
BSN Sports LLC Dallas TX 972-406-3477
C-B Graduation Announcements Manhattan KS 785-776-5018
Campus Stop LLC Philadelphia PA 267-314-5583
CDI Corp Chicago IL 773-205-2960
Church Hill Classics Monroe CT 877-764-2525
CI Sport Inc. Fargo ND 701-271-0953
Club Colors Buyer LLC Brett Meyer,
Schaumburg IL 847-648-7033
or 847-490-3636
Cole Promo Colorado Springs CO 719-260-1774
College Thread (FL) dba Greek House Los Angeles CA 407-927-6808
College Vault by Wincraft Inc. Winona MN 507-454-5510
Collegiate Pacific Co. Roanoke VA 540-981-0281
Colosseum Athletics Corporation Compton CA 404-538-7828
Columbia Sportswear by Outdoor Custom Sportswear Overland Park KS 913-253-2018
Commemorative Brands, Inc. dba Balfour Austin TX 214-797-8008
Creative Marketing Concepts San Francisco CA 415-900-4000
Crown Trophy of Boulder Boulder CO IL 303-443-3151  
CustomInk LLC Fairfax VA 800-293-4232
Fanatic Group LLC, The Edison NJ 732-512-1777
Geiger Collegiate Promotions Lewiston ME 207-755-2441
GFSI LLC (Champion) Lenexa KS 913-693-3261
GFSI LLC (Gear For Sports) Lenexa KS 913-693-3261
GFSI LLC (Under Armour) Lenexa KS 913-693-3261
Gold Country Inc. Minnetonka MN 952-979-1375
Halo Branded Solutions Sterling IL 913-558-4534
Image Source Inc. Kirkland WA 425-898-2991
It's Greek To Me Inc. Manhattan KS 800-336-4486
Jardine Associates North Kingstown RI 401-667-3811
Jostens Inc. Owatonna MN 507-455-6561
K & M/Nordic Co. Riverside RI 401-431-9299
KH Sports Fan Plainfield IL 815-230-2700
Knits N Weaves dba Horn Legend Frisco TX 714-875-8275
Kwik-Covers LLC Webster NY 585-787-9620
L2 Brands, LLC Hanover PA 610-272-7575
Lakeshirts Inc. dba Blue 84 Detroit Lakes MN 218-846-3065
Leisure Time Awards, Inc Boulder CO 303-449-3651
LogoFit LLC Flint MI 810-336-1697
Logoit4u LLC Broomfield CO 303-440-6345
LXG Tempe AZ 602-437-5550
Mano's Inc. dba Mano's Gifts Kansas City MO 816-471-2744
Mascot Factory Poway CA 858-679-2246
Memory Company LLC, The Phenix City AL 888-448-1480
Midwest College Mktg Group Fletcher NC 800-920-5944
MKP Ent. dba Alternatives in Advertising Inc. Southfield MI 248-388-5778
Moore Promotional Products Inc. Colorado Springs CO 719-473-6642
Mountain States Specialties Inc. Boulder CO 303-444-6186
MV Sport Bay Shore NY 631-273-8020
Neil Enterprises Inc. Vernon Hills IL 847-549-7627
Nike by Branded Custom Sportswear Overland Park KS 913-234-6235
Ouray Sportswear LLC Englewood CO 303-789-4035
P. Graham Dunn Dalton OH 800-828-5260
Pelligrini Solutions Englewood CO 303-282-4745
Ping Phoenix AZ 602-687-5191
Premiums Promotions & Imports Inc. Daytona Beach FL 386-258-1900
Promos Adv. Prods. Claremore OK 918-343-9675
R.F.S.J. Inc. Mt. Pleasant PA 724-547-4457
Rawlings Sporting Goods St. Louis MO 314-819-2839
Ringmasters Jewelry and Gifts (UT) Ogden UT 801-612-3030
Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. Roaring Spring PA 814-224-5141
Russell Athletic by Boxercraft Inc. Mableton GA 404-355-9994
Scotty Gear Retail Corp dba Desert Cactus Rolling Meadows IL 847-385-8897
SDS Design Associates Inc. Whitehall PA 610-820-7044
Sewing Concepts Omaha NE 402-731-8181 Omaha NE 402-731-8181
Signature Announcements Inc. Clearwater FL 727-489-2070
Sincerely Yours LLC Denver CO 303-388-7319
Spirit Products Ltd./MA Methuen MA 978-372-2022
Sports Scarf Mattapoisett MA 508-525-5477
Standard Chair Of Gardner Gardner MA 978-632-1301
Strand Art Company Anaheim CA 714-777-0444
Strand Art Company Anaheim CA 714-777-0444
Strideline LLC Seattle WA 425-246-3717
Success Promotions Inc. Chesterfield MO 314-878-1999
Synergy Imports LLC St. Paul MN 651-493-4267
To The Game LLC Phenix City AL 334-291-5151
Tops of Rockies Marketing Inc. Denver CO 303-424-0114
Tokyodachi by Lakeshirts Inc. dba Blue 84 Detroit Lakes MN 218-846-3065
Tokyodachi by Zephyr Graf-X Loveland CO 888-282-0994
University Blanket & Flag Corp Coronado CA 619-435-4100
University Frames (CA) Anaheim CA 800-711-1977
Uscape Apparel LLC Lake Forest CA 949-842-1908
Victory Tailgate Orlando FL 928-287-4919
Wes and Willy LLC Omaha NE 402-884-5001
Wincraft Inc. Winona MN 507-454-5510
Zephyr Graf-X Loveland CO 888-282-0994