Trademarks and Licensing Program

General Information about Trademarks

A trademark or service mark may be a word, name, symbol, or any combination thereof that is used by its owner to identify or distinguish goods or services from those of others. Rights in trademarks and service marks arise as a result of use of the mark in commerce to identify the source or origin of goods and services. In addition, a trademark remains the property of the owner so long as the owner continues to use it properly as a trademark.

For More Information

For more information about Trademarks and Licensing or to request use of a UM trademark, call Erika Palmer, director of Trademarks and Licensing, at 406-243-2317 or email You may also visit the Collegiate Licensing Company webpage for an application packet.