Policies of the Trademarks and Licensing Program govern how the name and signature marks of the University at Buffalo may and may not be used.
UB’s signature marks may not be used in any way that discriminates or implies discrimination against any persons or groups based on age, ancestry, belief, color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status, or in any other way that would be a violation of UB’s anti-discrimination policies or practices.
UB’s signature marks may not be used in any manner that suggests or implies UB’s endorsement of other organizations, companies, products, services, political parties or views, or religious organizations or beliefs
UB will not approve nor license the use of the UB name or marks in connection with certain products. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
The above list is not exhaustive. Other items may also be prohibited. Also, any use of names of organizations or businesses in conjunction with UB’s trademarks is subject to the approval of the Trademarks and Licensing Program.
If you have questions, please contact the Division of University Communications: Trademarks and Licensing.
The University at Buffalo is in compliance with New York State's sweatshop legislation (Chapter 350 of the Laws of 2002), amendments of 2003, and related State University (SUNY) policy. Specific SUNY policies are located at:
· Anti-Sweatshop Policy - http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=670
· Anti-Sweatshop Procedure - http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=672
All licensed suppliers using the university’s trademarks must abide by all New York State, SUNY, and UB standards concerning sweatshop sourcing.
As a result of the legislation and policy, bidders on State purchase contracts for UB apparel and sports equipment may be deemed by the University Purchasing Department as "not responsible" if a prospective vendor fails to certify compliance or fails to provide information sufficient to determine compliance on University request. Documentation will be requested by the University when:
In addition to the New York State and SUNY policies, the University holds membership in various sweatshop monitoring organizations within the apparel industry, including the Fair Labor Association (FLA), the Worker's Rights Consortium (WRC), as well as the creation of our own Code of Conduct which is linked below.