City of Rochester – Trademark & Copyrights


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The City of Rochester, New York protects the use of its name and marks, promotes the image of the City of Rochester to the public and ensures that the City shares in the benefits derived from commercial and non-commercial use of its marks in order to comply with and assure protection under federal trademark law (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq).

The City name and logo is a registered Service Mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is the exclusive property of the City of Rochester. The City closely monitors the use of City property to preserve its integrity and prevent public confusion regarding signs and symbols associated with City of Rochester.  

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The City of Rochester logo should be included in all official City of Rochester communications regarding news, programs, events or services. Unauthorized use of the City’s logo constitutes a trademark infringement and is punishable by imprisonment and/or substantial fines and penalties under 18 U.S.C. § 2319.

Non-Commercial Usage 

The City of Rochester, New York permits non-commercial use of its trademarks and copyrighted property such as the City logo and tagline images and text (the "Content") for a license fee of fifty dollars ($50) for a two-year term. "Non-commercial use" means the limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive use of the Content on a personal website (such as a blog or social media) to indicate that you or your business are located in the city, but not for use in conjunction with any offer for the sale or exchange of merchandise or to promote a business or commercial enterprise. Such use must comply with the terms and conditions of the City's Trademark and Copyright Usage Guidelines.

The City of Rochester, New York logo/trademark may not be resized or distorted and the colors may not be changed in any way. If you have a special request, please indicate so in designated form to follow. 

Click here to request Logo for Non-Commercial Usage.  

Commercial Usage 

The City of Rochester, New York permits commercial use of its trademarks and copyrighted property such as the City logo and tagline images and text (the "Content") upon the City's approval of a signed License Agreement and payment of a $100 license fee for a term of two (2) years. "Commercial use" means the limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive use of the Content on social media websites that promote a business or commercial enterprise, on printed materials (such as books, brochures or posters), merchandise (such as coffee mugs, pens or T-Shirts) or any other articles that are offered for sale or exchange or given away in order to promote a business or commercial enterprise. Such use must comply with the terms and conditions of the City’s Trademark and Copyright Usage Guidelines and the License Agreement (found by following the link below).

Click here to request Logo for Commercial Usage.

Contact Us 

City of Rochester, New York
Bureau of Communications and Special Events
John Hawk, Creative Director
585-428-6068
John.Hawk@cityofrochester.gov