General guidelines have been set up to determine if a request is royalty or non-royalty bearing. That being said, each request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the trademark policies are implemented in a consistent manner. These guidelines may vary across UT System institutions. 

  • Any item, including those sold to a university-owned entity, are generally subject to royalty fees if a UT trademark is used and the merchandise is resold for profit.
  • The inclusion of a corporate name or “sponsor” may require the payment of royalties. This is usually the case with promotional, corporate sponsored items.
  • Campus entities are generally exempt from royalty payments if the product is for internal use and/or giveaway and is purchased with university funds.