Disciplinary Action

Failure to use a licensed vendor to produce Miami branded merchandise may result in disciplinary proceedings for violation of the University’s policy.  Additionally, if a licensed vendor is not used, the University may not approve funding for the order.

University Departments

University Departments must comply with University Purchasing rules where necessary.

Club Sports

Club Sport Disciplinary Action Policy Regarding Miami Trademarks:

  • All print advertising, website, and apparel designs bearing Miami’s brand must receive prior approval by the Director of Club Sports.  Additionally, the Manager of University Trademarks and Licensing will provide final approval regarding apparel and merchandise. A Miami University licensed vendor must be used to produce all apparel and merchandise regardless of the method of payment.
  • Failure to abide by the University’s policies regarding trademarks and licensing will result in a $100 fine, along with a two year probation related to apparel (will not interfere or limit other activities).  A second infraction within a two-year period will result in a $250 fine, along with a two year probation related to apparel.  A third infraction in a two-year period will result in suspension from using Miami’s brand for the period of one year.  These sanctions will be imposed by the Director of Club Sports under the advisement of the Manager of University Trademarks and Licensing.
  • Infractions may include, but are not limited to use of an unlicensed vendor, failure to obtain proper approvals, or inappropriate design or terminology.