The University of Tennessee is proud of its reputation as a national leader in teaching, research, and public service, as well as in intercollegiate athletics. The university’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, both inside and outside the classroom. With this dedication to excellence comes the responsibility to protect and preserve the university’s good name and reputation.


Established in 1983, the university’s trademark licensing program protects the use of the university’s names, logos, slogans, insignias, symbols, and mascots. These indicia are trademarks and service marks and are protected by federal and state law. Any use is prohibited unless authorized by the University of Tennessee.