Copyrights & Trademarks

Usage Guidelines

Unless otherwise noted, all materials and publications, including web sites and emails, are protected as the copyrights, trade dress and or intellectual properties owned by Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer Association (“TPCJSA”) and Washington Premier F.C. (“WPFC”). Such intellectual properties may not be reproduced or used by others without the express written permission of TPCJSA/WPFC. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

The WPFC trademarks, logos, services marks, brand identities, titles, trade names, graphics, designs and copyrights (collectively the “Trademarks”) are protected intellectual properties that are both registered and unregistered Trademarks of TPCJSA, its affiliates and others. Nothing used on clothing, uniforms, publications, web sites or other materials shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, as a license or right to use any TPCJSA/WPFC Trademark by third parties.

Washington Premier F.C. Logo
The Washington Premier F.C. Logo (“WPFC Logo”) is available for certain authorized usage by TPCJSA, the WPFC Board of Directors, Premier-affiliated teams and certain pre-authorized suppliers and vendors. Unauthorized use of the WPFC Logo is strictly prohibited, and may subject an infringing party to criminal prosecution.

Proper Washington Premier F.C. Logo Usage
The WPFC Logo is to be recognized as the official club logo, and if used, it must be presented in its entirety without modification, on such merchandise and/or materials including but not limited to the following:
• Soccer kits and other apparel, bags, hats, pins, patches, etc.
• Press releases and newsletters
• Posters, banners, field boards
• Print or broadcast ads
• Electronic mediums, websites, on-site signage
• Registration forms, applications, etc.
• Marketing or informational brochures and materials

Logo Usage by TPCJSA and Washington Premier-Affiliated Teams
Current TPCJSA employees and member teams of WPFC are granted a limited license to use the WPFC Logo for newsletters and team web sites for identification purposes as long as the logo is not altered or combined with other symbols, nor used in a manner inconsistent with the goals and mission of TPCJSA. This limited license may be revoked at any time by either TPCJSA or WPFC for individuals or teams who, in the opinion of either TPCJSA and/or WPFC, do not adhere to TPCJSA/WPFC policies. In such instances, and upon the written or oral request of TPCJSA or WPFC, all usage of the WPFC Logo and Washington Premier name must cease immediately. All current Washington Premier-affiliated teams are further permitted to use the WPFC Logo on Team Tents, Practice T-Shirts, Scrimmage Vests, Team and Team Sponsor banners and signs, as well as on Sponsor Recognition plaques and similar gifts without seeking prior approval from TPCJSA or WPFC.

If permission for a commercial purpose is granted, such as a team fund raising activity, all proceeds from those sales must go directly into Team accounts and not to an individual or individuals’ personal bank accounts. Note - Teams should not place purchase orders with vendors for any WPFC Logo bearing items prior to gaining written approval (which may be approved or denied) of WPFC. Any written permission granted for such limited commercial purpose may be revoked at any time by WPFC for individuals or teams who do not adhere to WPFC policies.

Logo Use Specifications
The WPFC Logo must always be used in the same proportions. It is intended to be used as a unit, and it must not be altered or modified from its standard form. All applications of the Logo must use all colors properly as outlined. No other colors may be substituted in a color rendition. For non-color renditions, either 100% black or 100% white is acceptable. If Logo is presented in 100% white, it can only be placed on a black background. If Logo is presented in 100% black, it can only be placed on a solid white or gray background. A graphics free zone should be maintained around the perimeter of the Logo. No lettering, lines, or images may cross over or hide the elements of the Logo.

Club Sponsors
As WPFC acquires Club Sponsors, use of the club sponsor’s logo may be granted for marketing materials and apparel. Use/placement of the presenting sponsor’s logo is subject to the following:
• Sponsor logo usage must be submitted for approval prior to any use in conjunction with the WPFC Logo, Kits, Team Banners, and Tents.
• The size of the presenting Sponsor’s logo cannot be larger than the size of the WPFC Logo.
• Placement of both logos must be indicated when submitted.

Branded Apparel
The WPFC Logo is required on all club merchandise including but not limited to: Kit, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters, hats etc. When screened or embroidered on apparel items, the Logo must be at least 2.5” wide. For all apparel purchases or for fundraising wearable items, club sponsor merchandise must be used and supplied by an authorized vendor.

All described uses of the TPCJSA/ WPFC Logo in the foregoing guidelines for any commercial purpose whatsoever must receive the prior written approval of TPCJSA and/or WPFC. Please submit requests for using the WPFC Logo to: Contact the Washington Premier Secretary. Please allow 7-10 business days for a submitted approval.