Office of the President

Licensing Program

Welcome to the Licensing Program at California State University, Chico. We are proud to have agreements with many local and national vendors (PDF) and are adding new vendors weekly. To obtain a licensing agreement with the University, please contact us:

Contact Information
Location: Kendall Hall 105
Phone Number: (530) 898-5201
Fax: (530) 898-5077
licensing@csuchico.edu


General Information for Vendors

California State University, Chico has a licensing program, which includes a 10% royalty fee.

Athletic Marks
The current athletic marks for CSU, Chico are available for use through a separate licensing program currently managed by Strategic Marketing Affiliates. If you would like more information on this program, please contact Intercollegiate Athletics at athl@csuchico.edu.

University Marks
We can provide camera-ready artwork and instructions for its use when we have completed the license agreement process with your company. Please note that all artwork must be approved by the University's Creative Director prior to the manufacture of the product. You may email your design to licensing@csuchico.edu.

A sample royalty report (PDF) form will be sent to you for your convenience. You may make copies for future use. Also note that even though your company may not have sold California State University, Chico licensed goods during a particular sales period, you must send us a report for each quarter. The quarterly dates are as follows:


Quarterly Dates                                                       Report Due

First Quarter, reporting for Jan., Feb., Mar.               April 30

Second Quarter, reporting for Apr., May, June           July 30

Third Quarter, reporting for July, Aug., Sept.             October 30

Fourth Quarter, reporting for Oct., Nov., Dec.           January 30

All royalty checks are to be made payable to the Research Foundation.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at licensing@csuchico.edu or 530-898-5201.  We look forward to having you as a licensing partner.


Local Vendors & Student Groups

Approval for use of CSU, Chico names and logos.

CSU, Chico has an identification system of logos and names that are owned by the University and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  This identification system enables us to protect our name and logos and ensure they are not used in a negative way.

If you want to use one of the logos, marks, or names (California State University, Chico; CSU, Chico; Chico State, or others) in connection with your organization (such as t-shirts, mugs, letterhead), you must get approval from the University Creative Director before it is printed or before you use it.

You must also use only licensed vendors or printers.  Quite a few screenprinters in Chico have license agreements with the University that allow them to print our name and logo (you still must get approval for use of the logo or name before you have it printed).  The following vendors in Chico have license agreements with the University:

Chico Screenprint and Embroidery

HJ Promotional Products

Limey Tees

Northstate Screenprint

Positive Print

The Monogram Shoppe

The Printed Image

You will save time if you have your proposed design approved before you take it to be printed. For artwork approval, please e-mail our Creative Director at licensing@csuchico.edu .

If you decide to work with a printer or vendor other than one listed above who is not licensed by us, let our office know and we will work with them in having a license agreement signed.  Please call our office at 530-898-5201 or email licensing@csuchico.edu if you have any questions.


Vendor Forms

Royalty Report Form (PDF)

Sample License Agreement (PDF)


Logos and Visual Identity

Our official logos and marks represent us at the very highest level and they are vitally important to our brand. They act as a signature, an identifier, and a stamp of quality. Proper and appropriate usage of these elements should always be the most consistent component in our communications.

 


Athletic Marks

The current athletic marks for CSU, Chico are available for use through a separate licensing program currently managed by Strategic Marketing Affiliates. If you would like more information on this program, please contact Intercollegiate Athletics at athl@csuchico.edu.


University Names

Below is the list of protected University names:

  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University at Chico
  • California State, Chico
  • Cal State, Chico
  • Chico State
  • Chico State University
  • CSU, Chico
  • CSU at Chico
  • CSU/Chico
  • Chico State Wildcats
  • CSU, Chico Wildcats

Protected but prohibited from use; without express permission

  • CSUC
  • CSUC Wildcats
  • CSU Wildcats
  • CSU,C
  • CSU/C
  • Chico State Normal School
  • Chico State Teachers College
  • Chico State College

or any other names or logos that imply California State University, Chico or Wildcats.