Over the years, symbols, icons, traditions and trademarks have come to represent the passion of NC State’s alumni, fans, students and student athletes. In 1982, the Trademark Licensing Office was established to ensure that these marks and images are used properly.
To manage the hundreds of requests for licenses to sell NC State merchandise, the trademark office uses the Licensing Resource Group and works with its employees to approve licensees and products that bear university trademarks. Trademark issues internal to the university from student groups or university departments are handled directly through the Trademark Licensing Office.
North Carolina State University, established in 1887 in Raleigh, has become one of the leading comprehensive land-grant universities in the nation. Today the university has 10 colleges, more than 33,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. Through North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, the university has a presence in all 100 counties in the state and helps provide researched-based information to citizens and businesses. A National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school with 23 teams that make up the Wolfpack, NC State is a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Introducing the NC State Tailgate Championship and the NC State University Wolfpack FanCave Challenge!
The NC State Tailgate Championship at Carter Finley is a joint effort by NC State Athletics, NC State Campus Enterprises, Wolfpack Sports Properties, and The Licensing Resource Group. Our mission is to promote fan support of Wolfpack football and to improve game day enjoyment for all.
It’s a season-long competition that will have three finalists selected in one of six different parking lot areas which are then voted on by fellow fans to crown a game day winner. The six game day winning tailgates are then entered into a post season runoff in which a season tailgate champion team is crowned.
Carter-Finley Stadium, Home of the Wolfpack has a capacity of 57,583, has over 12,000 parking spaces and ranks 33rd in the nation in attendance. It has one of the most avid fan bases in the nation.
The 2013 Wolfpack FanCave Challenge is a joint effort by NC State Campus Enterprises, NC State Athletics, Wolfpack Sports Properties, and The Licensing Resource Group. Contestants will submit up to three photos of their FanCaves for judging, and three finalists will be chosen per division to advance to the next round. In this round, voting will open and fellow fans will select a winner and finalist for each division to be crowned as having the winning Wolfpack FanCaves. We are looking for cohesive and aesthetic decor centered on a fan’s love of NC State and the Wolfpack.
To learn more about Trademark Licensing, visit www.ncsu.edu/trademarks.
For comments or suggestions, please contact:
Gregg Zarnstorff, Director
Phone: (919) 515-2146
View the Trademarks Newsletter HERE