University Groups

Campus departments, student organizations & club sports teams frequently purchase merchandise that uses Miami University’s brand – including but not limited to logos, symbols, trademarks, quotes and photography. These items range from promotional items to uniforms and even high-end gifts. Prior to production of any of these items, approval must be granted by the Office of University Trademarks and Licensing in order to ensure that the products meet the University’s standards.

Below are the steps to request approval:

  • Select a licensed vendor to produce the product(s) for you.
  • Develop artwork for the product.
    • The licensed vendor that you are working with can assist you in the artwork development. The artwork must comply with all of the standards listed in the University’s Brand Standards and the guidelines outlined on this site.
    • Reference our Artwork Development page for an additional resource.
  • The licensed vendor will submit your artwork design for approval.
    • You will need to provide the vendor with the quantity you’re ordering and a description of how you’re going use the products in order for them to submit the artwork for approval.
  • Begin Production!
    • Once approved, the licensed vendor will forward you a copy of the approval for your records and begin production of the products.  You will need to upload a copy of the approval notification into Miami Buyway if you are paying for the products via a purchase order.

Note for Students: You must be an officially registered student organization or club sports team in order to use the University’s brand on merchandise.