BPS Logo Licensing Vendors

Logo Usage Guidelines

Why does BPS have a licensing program?
  • All school and district logos, names and initials are the property of the Bismarck Public School District. BPS paid for the design of each school and district logo. Logos, school names, and initials which have been trademarked with the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office help protect the district and its schools from people who may use them in an inappropriate or inconsistent manner.
  • Other parties, therefore, may not use BPS logos, school names, and initials solely for their own profit. School-related groups must have all logo projects approved before contacting a vendor. At the elementary level, contact the principal. At middle/high school, contact the building AD (activities director). For district logo use, contact the Community Relations Dept. at Hughes, 701-323-4091.
  • Vendors are required to apply with the school district for a nominal cost, then submit quarterly reports and royalty fees for all approved uses, regardless of who it is sold to unless it is exempt. Random compliance checks will be made. Revenue from licensing comes back to the district.
  • BPS does not permit any school group or outside entity to use unlicensed vendors to produce merchandise using the marks of Bismarck Public Schools. The fine for doing so is $100. Vendors who produce merchandise without a valid agreement with the district will be prohibited from participation with the licensing program. Unlicensed vendors will be required to remit unreported royalties to the district. The district may pursue legal action against vendors who do not follow these guidelines.
Who is licensed?
  • BPS licenses only LOCAL vendors with business locations in the Bismarck-Mandan area. There are few exceptions. Examples: (1) big box stores in our community such as Kmart, which orders and sells mass quantities of logo apparel and other items and contracts with an out-of-state vendor; (2) a MN company specifically requested by our principals and approved by our Supt. for their competitive pricing, which saves taxpayer dollars; (3) a company that uses BPS logos on items which will be given to schools for FREE (ie. the school does not purchase the items).
What must be licensed?
  • Anything with a BPS school or district logo, name or initials ( BHS demons logo, BHS academic logo, and the names Bismarck High School, Bismarck High, BHS) that is sold or given to another party, such as team gifts, apparel (t-shirts, caps, etc.) water bottles, bleacher chairs, blankets, etc.
  • NOTE: if a school, PTO, booster, etc. group orders shirts to give away at a run-walk, for example, and there’s a fee to participate in that event, those shirts would be subject to royalty fees.
What is exempt?
  • Anything sold to the district or a school for its OWN USE such as authorized physical education, music, or athletic team warm up gear/uniforms worn during game/event time, official cheerleader jackets/uniforms, official coaching apparel worn at games/events; employee work shirts, district or school logos on websites or social media, school letterhead/brochures, signs, office supplies, student planners, awards, plaques or trophies, etc.
  • Other exempt items include: consumables such as graduation cakes, plates, napkins, balloons or graduation announcements, and parent-to-vendor purchases of class rings, letterman jackets, etc.
BPS Staff Responsibilities:
  1. It’s the responsibility of the principal/administrator to inform all staff, student groups, and PTOs/PACs about the logo licensing policy at the beginning of each school year.
  2. It is the responsibility of the district Activities Director and the building ADs to inform all coaches and booster groups that operate inside or outside of the district.
  3. It is the responsibility of the primary contact for any/all apparel orders to submit a logo usage form to notify BPSF for tracking purposes.
  4. Anyone who violates the policy may be fined $100, and royalties must still be paid to the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation. This includes staff, boosters or PTO members who order merchandise without using an approved vendor or artwork.
Contacts for more information:

Updated September 2020

Approved Vendor List

CompanyContactTeleponeEmailFax
1.2..GOCamilla Jensen701-400-0606
Adorables by Audrey EmbroideryAudrey Morman701-258-7210
BSN SportsJeff Loke214-459-9041800-899-0149
Capital TrophyMarlinda Bender701-223-5670
CI Sport (Scheels)Jamie Knopp1-800-233-4759701-239-4208
Coaches ChoiceMark Sanders701-365-0109701-297-0534
The Cotton Gallery, Ltd (Walmart)Eric Hubbell800-211-9321; cell: 319-373-0068319-377-6747
Custom Stitches & DesignsRenae Egeberg701-848-6088701-848-6375
Dakota AwardsKaylee Townsend
Dakota Promotions and PrintingAshley Wooledge701-751-8007
Dakota Screen ArtsPatty Poitra701-224-9879
FanCloth (allgoods LLC is Parent Company)Aireale B.866-897-3349
Gate City BankStacy Heidenreich701-293-2560701-271-2694
Go Promo, LLC Casey Glandt 701-219-7310 (ext. 700)
JostensTom Babcock701-471-7721
Keepsake Engraving/Keepsake LaneCasey Jacobson701-400-9924
Lakeshirts (Blue 84)Robin Miller218-847-2171218-209-4075
Little Punkins BoutiqueSelena Van Hout701-425-5856
Logos N SportsLane Olson701-222-2181
Miss Elanas EmbroideryElana Nygaard701-224-8313
MJ DesignsMary Dillman701-226-5178
NISC (DBA iGear)Dain Heaton701-663-6511701-667-1936
ND Embroidery Gifts, LLCPatrick Selzler701-202-8628
Northern Trophy & Silk Screening Inc.Cindi Pedersen701-663-1943701-400-4880
Ohiopyle Prints Inc.Susan Snyder724-329-4135
Pel Industries (Target & Kmart)Laura Ward800-643-3055888-556-2936
Perk n BeansDee Neustel701-471-0349
Personal Touch Marketing & Mftg. Inc.Rhonda Goehring218-236-1631
Probitas PromotionsMichael Leier701-557-3983 (ext. 501)
Pure Country Custom EmbroideryKaren Jundt701-221-0904
Range PrintingClare Bauman701-595-1858320-632-6627
Rudis Athletic Apparel
(Trihex Athletic Apparel, LLC)
Wendi Steward937-738-6900937-738-6900
Sew What Promotions Inc.Jerri Breitbach406-778-3700
Sheet Metal Specialties, Inc.Dawn Johnson701-220-6926
Shirt ShackAlex Thomas701-223-5250
Sparkle CityAmanda Finck701-452-2937
Squad LockerKelly Swanson401-427-9032
Superior Silk ScreenKimberly Hagel701-258-7639
United Printing
Amanda Miller 701-204-3735
Universal AthleticChris Pederson701-222-8500
Unlimited Office Products, Inc.Rhonda Rockey701-663-4970701-663-9037
X-Grain SportswearJeremy Boffeli563-690-4379

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Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
701-323-4093