Trademarks

Department of Defense and Military Seals are protected by law from unauthorized use, and these seals may NOT be used for non-official purposes.

There is no substitute for the Department of Defense Seal, and there is no optional graphic that would represent the Department of Defense.

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.

Please review Important Information and Guidelines About the Use of Department of Defense Seals, Logos, Insignia, and Service Medals.

Quick Graphical Highlights of the Guide


Trademark Licensing Program Offices

Consult the appropriate Military Service Trademark Licensing Program Office below for a written determination regarding your request to use Military Service insignia.

Army Seal

Department of the Army

Director, Army Trademark Licensing Program
2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 4150
Arlington, VA 22202-3934

Marines Seal

United States Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Trademark & Licensing Program
Headquarters United States Marine Corps
925 Corporate Drive
Stafford VA, 22554

Navy Seal

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

Air Force Seal

Department of the Air Force (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force)

Air Force Public Affairs Agency
ATTN: Air & Space Forces Intellectual Property Management Office
555 E Street East, Bldg. T581
Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, TX 78150

Request form available at https://www.trademark.af.mil/Licensing/Applications/Public-Use/

Companies holding an official U.S. Air Force and/or Space Force license: https://www.trademark.af.mil/Licensing/Current-Licensees/

Coast Guard Seal

United States Coast Guard

Office of External Outreach and Heritage
Attn: Trademark Licensing
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7103