We are pleased to announce that Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc. has retained the services of Affinity Marketing Consultants, Inc. (Affinity) to be the exclusive administrator of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. trademarks. In this capacity, Affinity will work with us to protect the ownership, integrity, and use of Iota Phi Theta® trademarks. Affinity will also help to identify and recruit licensed vendors, market approved products, and identify and prosecute those who would infringe on Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity’s trademarks. Affinity has been assisting Greek-letter organizations with protecting their respective marks for almost 20 years. Collectively these organizations have more than 600,000 student members and 7 million alumni members.
As you may be aware, Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc. has registered several trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These registered trademarks give Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc. the exclusive right to control the use, distribution, and sale of products containing the trademarks. These trademarks include the following words, symbols, and phrases:
- Iota Phi Theta®
- Building A Tradition, Not Resting Upon One®
As a reminder, an active Brother of Iota Phi Theta® Fraternity, Inc., who is one who adheres to the rules and regulations of the Fraternity and is financial, is authorized to use the trademarked items of the Fraternity in any permissible capacity. Only personal use of such items is permitted. Any Brother regardless of status, who wishes to benefit commercially from the use or sale of trademarked items must become a licensed vendor. Active chapters enjoy the same privileges, as to the use of trademarked items, as do active brothers. Vendor licenses are approved and granted by the Grand Council.