Service Marks, Names and Logos

Registered Service Marks

The following service marks of Washington and Lee University are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark office:

W&L Crest

the W&L crest®

W&L Trident

the W&L trident®

Word Marks:

Washington and Lee University®

Washington and Lee®


W&L Law® 




Use of W&L Names/Logos

Faculty, staff, and students may use the University's names, logos, and/or other marks (e.g. W&L the W&L crest) where necessary to identify themselves on matters of official University business.  Use of the University name for private purposes is limited to use purely for identification by a current or former member of the faculty, staff, and/or student body (e.g. "John Doe, Professor of Physics, Washington and Lee University," or "John Doe, Class of '79, W&L").  W&L names, logos, and other marks shall not be used by individuals or entities otherwise in a manner that implies University endorsement or responsibility for particular activities, products, or publications involved, or by any individual group promoting itself, without the express written permission of the Provost or designee.  Any and all use of the University names, logos, and/or other marks for commercial purposes is prohibited unless approved by the Treasurer or designee.

For more information, see the University Policy on Intellectual Property.