The use of various Coast Guard Insignia is governed by specific criteria, as defined by U.S. Coast Guard Heraldry.
The U.S. Coast Guard's Mark, Emblem, and name are protected
by federal law 14 USC 639. Approval before commercial use is required. The
use of Coast Guard protected words and symbols for commercial purposes, is
prohibited unless the producer completes a consent to use agreement with the
U.S. Coast Guard.
Coast Guard policy and federal law prohibits anyone from falsely representing that any project, business, product or service is in anyway endorsed, authorized or approved by the Coast Guard.
Guard Mark and Emblem
Neither the Coast Guard Mark nor the Emblem may be reproduced outside the Coast Guard without approval. Vendors or others who seek to reproduce these identifying symbols must submit an application and an outline of the proposed design to Commandant (CG-09223).
Coast Guard Ensign
The Coast Guard Ensign is a symbol of the United States Coast Guard law enforcement authority and is, by law, restricted to official use only.
Coast Guard Standard
The Coast Guard Standard is used during parades and ceremonies and is adorned by our 34 battle streamers. Service-related organizations may use the Standard on temporary loan with approval from Commandant (CG-09223).
Coast Guard Seal
The Coast Guard Seal is a pair of crossed anchors superimposed by a life ring with shield and surrounded by a line grommet. The Seal must not be reproduced outside of the Coast Guard.
The wall plaque reproduction of the Seal may be loaned on license agreements to service-related organizations.
Temporary use of the wall plaque reproduction of the Seal by Service-related organizations is approved.
For additional information on Symbol usage, or to request the use of the
Coast Guard Insignia, contact
Ms. Nadine Santiago
or by phone at 202-372-4646.
Address: Commandant (CG-09223)
2100 Second Street, S.W., Stop 7362
Washington, D.C. 20593
Attn: Nadine A. Santiago
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