UAB's trademarks are protected by federal law; therefore, the university is responsible for ensuring that only authorized individuals and entities use UAB logos. By displaying the appropriate ® or ™ trademark symbols, you help protect our brand from unauthorized use. Use of trademark symbols notifies the general public that the logo (or verbiage) is protected, and trademark infringements can be legally pursued.

When to Use Trademark Symbols

UAB logos (and some verbiage – list below) are protected by registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All official UAB logos are available for download with and without trademark symbols. Please use the trademark symbol when printing logos on promotional items, apparel, merchandise, video, and advertising. Trademark symbols are not always necessary for print materials, like stationery, flyers, etc. However, in official written documents, like press releases, use the ® symbol sparingly. For example, it may be used in the first or most prominent instance.

Protected Verbiage

University of Alabama at Birmingham®
University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers®
UAB Blazers®