Name and Trademark Guidelines
Rice University’s name and official marks are protected by copyright and may not be used without permission, modified in any way, or incorporated into any other name or mark.
Prior written permission from the Office of Public Affairs or the Athletics Department is required for any use of Rice University’s name and official marks.
If permission is granted, the trademarks must be separate and distinct from each other. All other trademark(s) and the Rice University trademark may not be overshadowed or diminished in any way by another trademark(s). All uses must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Public Affairs or the Athletics Department.
For use of Rice University’s official athletic names and marks, contact the Athletics Department for permission.
The university seal, also known as the academic seal, is reserved for use by the Rice Board of Trustees and the president and may not be used in any manner, including but not limited to advertising, direct marketing, collateral material, websites or promotional items, or by any other internal or external organization.
Only the Office of Public Affairs and the Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Office of the General Counsel, may claim copyright or trademark rights to university trademarks or seek to register any design that incorporates university trademarks.