ISU's Trademark Program is currently housed under the Office of University Counsel. Through a contracted agreement, The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) assists the Trademark Office with management services.  Vendors interested in obtaining a license may contact CLC at applications@clc.com.  Individuals, groups, units, and organizations, both on and off-campus, seeking to use Iowa State indicia must use licensed vendors and have prior final approval from the Trademark Office. CLC is responsible for the license administration of the approximately 500 vendors producing products bearing ISU trademarks.


Leesha Arunsiripate Zimmerman


email: lazim@iastate.edu


Ben Vinar

Assistant Director

email: benvinar@iastate.edu

Trademark Office Contact

Phone: 515-294-4402
email: trademark@iastate.edu


1075 Peachtree Street, Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30309
770-955-4491 fax

Program Highlights

  • Established: 1858

  • School colors: Cardinal Red and Cyclone Gold

  • Athletic Conference: Big 12, NCAA Division I-A

  • Athletic mascot: "Cy" (a cardinal)

  • Athletic team name: Cyclones

  • Trademark licensing affiliation: Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC)

  • Royalty rate: 12% standard, 14% vintage

  • Labeling required: Collegiate Licensed Product

  • Approximate number of licensed vendors: 425


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