Spartan Logo

The Spartan logo has been trademarked since 2017 and was registered as a federal trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2018. Sycamore Community School District 427 offers logo licenses to businesses wishing to advertise their association with the District or to those who want to manufacture goods featuring the trademarked Spartan Logo.

School groups and those affiliated with our schools, such as Booster Organizations, Foundations, and Parent Teachers Organizations, are able to use the trademarked Spartan Logo upon receiving authorization from the Communications Office, and may only use authorized vendors.

Type of Licenses Available

  • No royalty will be charged if the Licensee is a student, student organization, parent organization and other District affiliated school-support or booster organizations using the Trademark to promote a group of students, an activity or event, a campus, or the District, and the use is furtherance of school-related business or activity. The Superintendent or designee shall determine, in its sole discretion, what constitutes use in furtherance of school-related business or activity and is authorized to revoke permission if the use is improper or does not conform to administrative regulations.
  • A fixed fee of $50.00 per year payable on execution of this Agreement if the Licensee is using the logo for promotional use only.  
  • A fixed fee of $100.00 per year payable on execution of this Agreement if the Licensee is an individual who resides in or is a business that is headquartered and operated in the City of Sycamore, Illinois, using the logo for retail and other sales.   
  • A fixed fee of $250.00 per year payable on execution of this Agreement if the Licensee is an individual who resides in or is a business that is headquartered and operated outside the City of Sycamore, but in the County of DeKalb, Illinois, using the logo for retail and other sales.   
  • A fixed fee of $500.00 per year payable on execution of this Agreement for all other licensees using the logo for retail and other sales.

Authorized Vendors

For a list of all current Logo Licensees who use the logo for advertising only, please visit the Logo Licensing for Advertising Only Page.

For a list of all current Logo Licensees who use the logo for retail sales, please visit the Logo Licensing for Retail Use Page

For a list of Authorized Vendors for school affiliated organizations, please visit the Authorized Vendors for School Affiliated Organizations Page.

 

 

If you would like more informaiton or are interested in obtaining a License, please contact David Olson, Communications Manager.