Another far left institution of learning has taken a stand against America and all it stands for. This time it’s none other than the far left institution of higher education from the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University, where college Republicans set up a new logo for their t-shirts which they were trying to get printed. But they ran into a nasty surprise from the university as they were trying to get approval to print.
The group received the email from the University stating that Stanford doesn’t approve of the use of the American, or any other flag on any product also featuring their trademark, Which includes the Stanford name. The email came from a “trademark licensing associate at Stanford University,” wow, they have a “trademark associate” no wonder tuition is what it is.
“Trademark Associate” Kara Hegwood, in an email to the group’s financial officer said the university could approve red, white and blue themed designed but no version whatsoever of the flag. The group leader and The College Fix website associate tried to contact Hegwood so she could elaborate, but she did not respond to emails or phone calls.
The Stanford College Republicans financial officer, 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. So he intends to use the graphic with the American flag on it so they have started using the image of the aggressive elephant in front of the stars and stripes on its Facebook page.
Rice-Cameron said his group is obligated to get approval for the Stanford College Republicans logo to be printed and used on T-shirts since that design includes the school’s name brand. But he also made it very clear he is not willing to use the old logo as Hegwood had suggested in her email to the club.
When the day comes that a university which is based in the nation, refuses to have anything to do with the nation’s flag, then you know we have a problem.
The College Fix reported more on the incident with Stanford College Republicans:
“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 financial officer 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 financial officer, 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.
Earlier this week he sent Hegwood an email asking why Stanford refuses to associate itself with the American flag, he said.
The Stanford College Republicans have begun using the image of the aggressive elephant in front of the stars and stripes on its Facebook page.
Rice-Cameron said his group needs to get approval for the Stanford College Republicans logo to be printed and used on T-shirts since that design includes the school’s namebrand. He said he is not willing to use the old logo, which Hegwood had suggested in her email.”