Crafters Program 

The Crafters Licensing Program allows independent artisans to participate in Purdue University's licensing program by legally producing products adorned with the Purdue marks and names. Through this program, crafters enter into a simple contract with Purdue that grants permissions to individuals to produce and sell licensed product displaying the Purdue University indicia. It is a great way for crafters to legally benefit from the popularity of Purdue's flagship institution. 

All individuals must obtain approval prior to usng any of Purdue University's marks and names on any product. Purdue University is the sole owner of all trademarks, names and logos in reference to the University; therefore, has the right to grant permission as well as protect and enforce the use of its marks. To apply for a crafters license, click here


  • Purdue's official trademarks are both the specific words and indicia that identify the University as well as the artistic expression of those words and indicia, which we usually call logos. 

Benefits of the Program 

  • Legally profit from the excitement generated from Purdue and the Big Ten conference. 
  • Royalties paid to Purdue University help fund student scholarships. 


  • The crafter must apply for a license and have a fully executed licensing agreement with the University prior to using Purdue's trademarks on any product for commerce. 
  • Pay $100 in royalty fees per year.
  • May only sell items directly to the individuals at festivals, fairs, events, etc. No wholesales or sales to any third party retailers are permitted.
  • Sell no more than 500 items or $2,500 worth of merchandise in one contract year.

Purdue University is the sole owner of all rights, title, and interest in and to its licensed indicia, as well as the derivatives of the licensed indicia and all rights relating there to and expressively reserved by Purdue University. Trademark infringement can result in legal action against you and/or your business. 

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