Coast Guard license requests are reviewed based on a rigorous set of standards that enable the trademark program to evaluate the quality of the proposed licensed products. We verify the manner in which the trademarks will be used; the marketability of the products; the company’s history of compliance with business and licensing standards; and the company’s standing in the business community. Coast Guard trademarks may not be licensed for use in a manner that would reflect negatively on the service or degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard trademarks may not be licensed for use in a manner that creates a perception of endorsement of any non federal entity or its products and services, or for any purpose intended to promote ideological movements, sociopolitical change, religious beliefs (including non-belief), specific interpretations of morality or legislative/statutory change.
Following the receipt of the company’s application we will determine if it qualifies for a standard trademark license and will notify the company in writing.
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In addition to meeting the criteria referenced above, a company must fulfill the following requirements in order to obtain a standard trademark license with the Coast Guard:
A request must be submitted in writing to the trademark program’s e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include the reason the company is interested in obtaining a license, as well as a list of the products produced. Request must contain the following information:
In addition, the request must be accompanied with the following documentation and items: