Q:"Can I use NCAA/College logos for a recruiting service?"
R: Only if you acquire a license from the NCAA -- or the relevant college. You and your own attorney should contact the Collegiate Licensing Company [ http://www.clc.com ].
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Q:"Can I use NCAA/College logos for a recruiting service? Not for merchandise sales."
A: Yes, provided you want to take a legal risk. How large is the risK is what you really want to know, I suppose. That requires you to consult with an experienced IP attorney or licensing attorney. The NCAA is not typically as aggressive as the NFL, and seems to concentrate more on athletic paraphernalia and to give recruiters a lot of leeway. Look for years of experience and pick an attorney that doesn't just say "not legally" without answering your question as to whether you can. In Sacremento, you might contact Scott Pink http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/95814-ca-scott-pink-265102.html or Stephen Davis http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/95826-ca-stephen-davis-380555.html
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