Apply for a License

Mississippi State University established a licensing program to protect the use of its logos and insignias on commercial products. The program has proven to be successful for the University, its licensees and retail partners. To continue expanding the program, the University has hired Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to serve as its exclusive trademark licensing agent.

Any person, business or organization with an interest in marketing products bearing the trademarks of Mississippi State University needs to first obtain a license through CLC. A crafter license is also available directly through the Mississippi State University Trademark Licensing office. Contact or call 662-325-8131. These different forms of licenses are dependent upon the type of product, how it is manufactured, and the amount of product sold annually.

New applicants are evaluated by the Mississippi State University Trademark Licensing Office. Evaluation criteria include the following:

  • Product quality
  • Market potential
  • Ability to meet social compliance requirements
  • Existence of current licensees offering a similar product
  • Product liability exposure
  • Licensing experience
  • Appropriate fit with the University's image

To start the licensing process, please complete the license application found on Collegiate Licensing Company's website. Product samples are required to be sent with your application.