What is a trademark?

The U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office states:

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.

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What are Georgia Tech’s trademarks?

The following marks are federally registered in the name of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

All other names, symbols, initials, colors, images, graphic designs, or other indicia that refer to Georgia Institute of Technology are protected by federal and state laws.

For a complete list of Georgia Tech trademarks, refer to the Logo Art Sheet.

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Trademark Words

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Tech
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Buzz
  • Ramblin’ Wreck
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Trademark Logos

Trademark Logos
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Trademark Images

Trademark Images
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How does Georgia Tech protect its trademarks?

The Institute’s trademarks are protected by federal law, either by federal trademark registrations or through common law use, and by the State of Georgia through state registrations.

A design that could create confusion due to similarity to the Institute’s trademarks may be an infringement on the Institute’s trademark rights. The Institute has delegated the responsibility for maintaining, managing, licensing, and protecting the Institute’s trademarks to the licensing manager.

The Georgia Tech licensing manager is the sole authority for granting permission to use any Georgia Tech trademark. For trademark usage permission, contact the licensing manager.

Who owns Georgia Tech’s trademarks?

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, by and on behalf of the Georgia Institute of Technology, has registered Georgia Tech’s names, logos, and trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the State of Georgia. The Board of Regents has authorized Licensing and Trademarks to manage Georgia Tech’s trademark portfolio and licensing program.

All other names (including “JACKET” and “JACKETS”), symbols, initials, colors, images, graphic designs, or other indicia that refer to the Institute are protected by federal and state law. The trademarks are updated continually. A current listing of registered trademarks is available from the licensing manager.