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Respect for the Flag

Boise State University Department of Trademark Licensing recognizes that on some occasions it may be desirous to incorporate a patriotic theme with University trademarks.  Out of utmost respect for our nation’s flag and those who serve to protect it, we have adopted a licensing policy which mirrors the U.S. Code on “Respect for the Flag”, below is the code provision.

U.S. Code, Chapter 10, Section 176 Respect for Flag

(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed of otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard.  Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which a flag is flown.

For other information regarding flag usage, please refer to the U.S. Code.[/toggle]