UT Crafter's Program

Thank you for your interest (or continued interest) in producing handcrafted items bearing the trademarks of The University of Texas at Austin.

UPDATE: The University of Texas at Austin is now participating in a program called Community Connect through our trademark licensing agent, CLC, to monitor brand standards and prevent counterfeit product. The first term will be 16 months (9/1/2021 – 12/31/2022) and all following terms will be 12 months, running on the calendar year.

Below is some basic information to aid you with the application process:

What is Community Connect?

CLC Community Connect is an online hub that allows you connect and communicate with our licensing department on license requests, artwork approvals and sales reports.

Who qualifies for the Community Connect program?

The program is open to individuals producing domestic handcrafted items featuring collegiate marks at home and selling/distributing to individual consumers via events or direct sales. This might include events organized by church, school, county, state, craft, holiday, Junior League, street festivals, gift marts, or flea markets.

Is there a limit on units/sales?

No more than 500 units may be sold per year and the total sales per year cannot exceed $2,500 per university. No sales are permitted on a wholesale basis or to a third-party retailer.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in obtaining a Community Connect license, please complete the application at – login.directlicensinghub.com and click ‘Apply for license’. As part of the process, you will be required to provide the following:

  • $300 administrative fee for the first 16-month term (9/1/2021 – 12/31/2022)
    • $250 annual administration fee (beginning 1/1/2023)
  • Sample/design of your product

QuestionsPlease contact CLC directly at communityconnect@clc.com.