The University Trademarks & Licensing Program regulates the use of the University's name and identifying marks.  This includes external use by manufacturers and retailers and internal use by various departments and student organizations.

Facts on licensing  

Dalhousie University has registered its marks under Section 9 of the Canadian Trademarks Act. These marks are the exclusive property of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors and control of the trademarks in connection with merchandise has been delegated to the Trademarks Coordinator. Any use of the University's name and/or marks for other than official University purposes requires the written authorization of the Trademark Coordinator. Use of the marks for commercial purposes is restricted to official licensees only. Companies, persons or organizations wishing to use University trademarks are invited to apply to become an official licensee. All requests for use of the name or marks should be directed in writing to the Trademarks Coordinator.

Use of Dalhousie marks  

The Dalhousie University licensing contract grants to the licensee the non-exclusive right to use the University's marks on approved merchandise.

Licensing fee  

There is an annual licensing fee of $100 and this fee is due and payable to Dalhousie University upon initial application or annual renewal of the agreement. There may be circumstances when the Trademarks Coordinator may waive the licensing fee for some applicants.

Sales activity report

The licensee is asked to submit an annual sales activity report on licensed products to the Office of Trademarks and Licensing. Royalty fees are collected annually.

Questions? Need licensing information?

Contact Keri Irwin
Tel:  (902) 494-6039
Please include "licensing request" in your subject line.