Hands off Ohio State trademarks, got it?

Photo courtesy of NBC4i

Hey everyone, HANDS OFF Buckeye trademarks, okay? They’re getting sick and tired of sending cease and desist letters–nearly 100 in the last two years– to you for stealing their logos so just knock it off.

Here are a few examples of institutions using university-owned trademarks for their own personal gains per NBC4i:


  • In October 2015, the Florida Department of Citrus was asked to stop using a Block O in an orange juice ad.
  • In February of 2016, Yellow Cab of Columbus received a letter for using Ohio Stadium in the background of an advertisement on Instagram.
  • In August of 2016, a letter was sent to the Big Bang Bar after images of a BUCK ID and O-H-I-O silhouette were used in promotional material.
  • Massey’s Pizza was asked to stop using a picture of Urban Meyer captioned “Hello my name is Urban and I am one bad mama jama.”

So far they’ve gone easy on these guys with the letters but they are able to go straight to suing.

Here are some of the symbols owned by OSU:


  • The Shoe
  • Buckeye Love
  • Urban Meyer
  • Woody Hayes
  • Script Ohio
  • scarlet and gray color scheme
  • Script Ohio
  • Block O logo

Visit NBC4i for details.


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