About trademarks

A trademark is a word, name, phrase, symbol or any combination thereof that identifies and distinguishes goods or services of one party from those of others. A trademark is a brand name. A trademark remains the property of the owner so long as the owner continues to use it properly and protects its authenticity as a trademark.

At no time can Fort Lewis College Trademarks be altered.

Trademarks, logos, and symbols

Any mark, name, logo, symbol, nickname, abbreviation, word, mascot, slogan, uniform insignia or landmark that is associated with Fort Lewis College and is distinguishable from any other college, university, team, organization.

Fort Lewis College's marks

Fort Lewis College is the owner of certain trademarks, trade names, word marks and service marks including, but not limited to:

  • "Fort Lewis College,"
  • "FLC Skyhawks,"
  • "Skyhawks,"
  • "FLC in Durango,"
  • "Fort Lewis College in Durango,"
  • "Colorado’s Public Liberal Arts College,"
  • "Colorado's Campus in the Sky,"
  • "FLC Athletics,”  
  • our seal, our signature, logos etc.

These are collectively called “marks.”

About Licensing

Any individual or company that wishes to receive Fort Lewis College’s express permission to use any or all of its trademarks/logos on products or for services sold in the marketplace, whether wholesale, retail or online, must be licensed. In some cases of noncommercial use of trademarks/logos, the printer may or may not need to be licensed, but generally, all items bearing Fort Lewis College’s marks must be produced by a licensed vendor whether they are for resale or not.


Merchandise produced without authorization may be considered counterfeit or infringing and subject to all available legal remedies.

Limitations on licensing

Fort Lewis College will not license activity which it believes would disparage the college or any of its trademarks, or would be libelous, slanderous, scandalous, offensive, vulgar or constitute an unfair trade practice, or otherwise reflect negatively on the college.


Any use of Fort Lewis College’s marks with other trademarks must be approved by the Licensing Coordinator, or through a contract.

 Licensing costs

The cost for a Standard License Agreement is a $100 non-refundable application fee and a 2. 8% royalty fee for Fort Lewis College products.

The cost for a Restricted License Agreement is a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Standard License and Restricted License

The Standard License is used by companies that desire to produce licensed products for resale to the general public, for profit.

The Restricted License is used by companies that desire to only produce licensed products for internal consumption by Fort Lewis College. No products produced under this license agreement may be sold to the general public for profit.

Licensed vendors

List of licensed vendors 

Contact Strategic Marketing Affiliates or the Fort Lewis College Licensing Coordinator to have your vendor added to the approved vendor list.