Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Leesha Zimmerman
Director of Trademark Licensing
Trademark Licensing Office
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?:

Is the institution currently a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA)? :

Is the institution currently a member of an equivalent independent monitoring and verification organization approved by AASHE?:

A brief description of the independent monitoring and verification organization:

Has the institution adopted a labor rights code of conduct in its licensing agreements with the licensees who produce its logo apparel?:

A copy of the labor rights code of conduct for licensees:

The labor rights code of conduct for licensees:

Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Iowa State’s Trademark Office does not belong to either the FLA or WRC or require that of licensees. ISU's agency, The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), does require vendors to belong to the FLA.

Iowa State University has a Code of Expectations that all trademark licensees are expected to adhere to. The Code includes the following standards in manufacturing of, contracting for, and procuring of goods that will bear the trademarks of Iowa State University:

• Assure that Trademarked Goods are produced under humane and reasonably safe working conditions for employees. At a minimum, Licensees and their manufacturers and suppliers should comply with their countries' laws regarding labor conditions, wages, benefits and child labor. Licensees must understand that Iowa State University is particularly concerned about the use of child labor by Licensees, their manufacturers and suppliers.

• Licensees, manufacturers and suppliers are expected to produce licensed goods in an environmentally responsible manner. At a minimum they should comply with their countries' environmental and safety regulations in conducting their business.

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