Licensing

Licensing

Hats. Hoodies. Glassware and mugs. iPad cases. Wristwatches and diploma frames. Licensing oversees the University name and trademarks, protects the name from misuse, and ensures the quality and distinctiveness of products that express our shared pride in UChicago affiliation. To this end, we work with the Office of Legal Counsel to manage relationships with manufacturers, designers, and distributors such as the University of Chicago Bookstore.

We invite your suggestions for new UChicago products.

If you’re interested in producing specialized UChicago merchandise or have questions about the University of Chicago trademarks, please contact us at identity@uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago has been an affiliate of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) since 2005. The WRC is an independent organization that actively monitors the conditions in factories around the world that produce college and university-related apparel. Additionally, the University requires all companies with which it contracts to produce licensed products for the University to agree to follow a strict code of conduct in their factories.

Connect and collaborate with communicators across the University.

Join the Campus Communicators to share updates and announcements with University colleagues via listhost, Facebook, and at workshops and biannual gatherings.

Find an array of UChicago new media sites, as well as contact information for their owners, in the Social Media Directory.

Create targeted communications campaigns and digital platforms.

Work with UChicago Creative’s team of designers, writers, and producers to develop compelling materials and comprehensive multimedia campaigns.

Enlist University experts to build, design, and support your web applications by partnering with Web Services.

Discover resources to enhance your communications platforms and outreach.

Follow social media and multimedia from across the University at UChicago Social.

Collect and disseminate our latest stories with print-on-demand news.

Capture the images and ideas of the University community.

Enlist UChicago Creative to produce expert videography.

Book the TV studio for broadcast interviews.

Book the sound booth for remote radio interviews.

Align the look and language of your communications with those of the University.

Find best practices for the use of our logo, typeface, color palette, and editorial style within our visual identity.

Build and refine social media sites using our social media guide, and find web writing tips in Web Services’ multimedia content guidelines.

Order print materials created for your audience and customized for your office.

Present a uniform look with University of Chicago business cards and stationery for your department, office, or position.

Purchase maps, calendars, and brochures to welcome your guests and visitors to the University.