I'm thinking about creating screen print t-shirts with military badges ( for example air assault, air borne and pathfinder).
From the Department of Defense website:
Department of Defense and Military Seals are protected by law from unauthorized use, and these seals may NOT be used for non-official purposes.
Each Military Service has a Trademark Licensing Program Office that manages its many trademarks, both graphics and word marks. These protected marks may not be used without prior written permission.
Consult the appropriate Military Service Trademark Licensing Program Office below for a written determination regarding your request to use Military Service insignia.
Department of the Army
*Send requests to:
Director, Army Trademark Licensing Program
OASA(M&RA) Hoffman II (9S31)
200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, Va. 22332
United States Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps Trademark & Licensing Program
Headquarters United States Marine Corps
Public Affairs, Room 4B548
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington DC, 20350-3000
Department of the Navy
Office of Naval Research
Office of Counsel, Code 00CC
ATTN: Trademark Licensing Office
875 N. Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1995
Office: 703-696-4002/ 703-696-4063
Department of the Air Force
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
ATTN: Air Force Branding and Trademark Licensing
555 E Street East
Suite 3, Room 113
JBSA - Randolph, TX 78150
E-mail: email@example.com or AFPAA.HQ.TL@us.af.mil
United States Coast Guard
Attn: Terrance Mann
Community Relations Branch
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC 20593-0001
National Guard Bureau
ARNG Strength Maintenance Division
111 S. George Mason Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22204
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