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.