UPDATE: Stanford Backs Down, Allows GOP Logo w/ American Flag

LAST WEEK: ‘We can approve red/white/blue themed product but cannot approve this design…’

(The College Fix, 3/12/2018) Stanford University will allow the College Republicans to print on T-Shirts their new logo that incorporates a bold looking elephant imposed on an American flag with the words “Stanford College Republicans,” reversing an earlier decision that denied that design.

“Stanford has decided to reconsider its current policy addressing association of the Stanford name/logo with flags in general,” E.J. Miranda, senior director of media relations, said Sunday in an email to The College FixOriginal Source

Stanford Denies College Republicans Logo Because of American FlagPREVIOUSLY: (The College Fix) Stanford University College Republicans seeking to print their new logo on T-shirts have been told their design does not pass muster with the private institution’s trademark office because the image incorporates the American flag, according to an email from the office.

“Stanford does not approve the use of the American (or other flag on product also featuring our trademarks (including the Stanford name) [sic],” states a recent email to the GOP group’s student president from Kara Hegwood, a trademark licensing associate at Stanford University.

“We can approve red/white/blue themed product but cannot approve this design which features altered version of the flag in the background of the design, and within the initials for the organization name. I note you feature a different design on your website – we would be able to approve that design on product,” Hegwood added.

Hegwood, as well as Stanford media affairs officials, did not respond to emails and phone calls Tuesday from The College Fix seeking comment and clarification.


It’s unclear which policy Hegwood is referring to, as a lengthy trademark guide on the university’s website does not appear to mention flags, according to a word search of the online resource.

The Stanford College Republicans incoming president, John Rice-Cameron, said Tuesday in an interview with The College Fix that he is not satisfied with the denial he received from the trademark office…Original Source

  • Al Zabel

    But they haven’t banned taking, or paying their staff, with American money.

  • kep

    Liberal communists trying to wipe out all that is AMERICAN.

  • Funny, it actually looks like something I would expect from an INDIAN/American Group.