LRG & Logo Licensing

High School Licensing Royalties Through LRG

CIF-member schools have the opportunity to raise much-needed funds by simply agreeing to license their school names, logos and mascots. The CIF has entered into a "pilot" program with Licensing Resource Group (LRG). LRG has entered into an agreement with large "box" stores, such as Walmart, which sell merchandise using our school names, logos and mascots. They will collect any royalties from the sale of your school merchandise and it will be passed on to your school on a yearly basis from CIF.

See the information linked below and if you have any questions, please contact the CIF Corporate Sponsorship department at mcohen@cifstate.org

Licensing Agreement - Please sign and fax to CIF Corporate Sponsorship: 916-239-4478

NFHS Catalog on Licensing, including Q&A
 

Trademarking Logos

A school can either file their trademark with the State of California (Secretary of State Office of Trademarks & Services Marks) or the Federal Government (U.S. Department of Commerce: Patent & Trademark Office). The California trademarking process is more affordable and simpler than the Federal process, but the protections offered at the Federal level are more extensive. Please review the forms and fees below for more information.

State of California Trademarks & Services Marks

State of California Trademark Forms and Fees

United States Department of Commerce Patent & Trademarks

United States Department of Commerce Patent & Trademarks Fees

United States Department of Commerce Patent & Trademarks Forms