All licensed goods and services for sale to the public are subject to a royalty. The royalty rate is determined by Purdue and is subject to change by the University. Trademarks and Licensing or Purdue's authorized licensing agent are the administrators of this royalty policy.
Our office may grant exemptions from royalty payments on a case-by-case basis. Items purchased by Purdue for its use ("internal consumption") may be granted exemption. This includes items purchased for conferences and University-sponsored sports camps arranged by the Continuing Education Administration (CEA). Also included are promotional items that are given away by Purdue departments. A licensee must produce these items unless an exception is granted by Purdue Trademarks and Licensing.
Disbursement of Royalty Income
Only licensed vendors should be used. Royalties paid by licensed vendors go toward scholarships via a program that usually generates more than $1 million per year for Purdue students. Royalties generated by the licensing program are disbursed at the discretion of the Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer.