State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning higher education institutions.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  1.  Short  title.  This  Act may be cited as the
 5    Higher Education Institution Symbol and Trademark Act.

 6        Section 5. Definition of  public  institution  of  higher
 7    education. "Public institution of higher education" means any
 8    of  the  State's  public institutions of higher education, as
 9    defined in the Board of Higher Education Act.

10        Section 10. Use of symbol  or  trademark  prohibited.  No
11    person, firm or corporation shall use the symbol or trademark
12    of a public institution of higher education, as designated by
13    that   institution,   without   the  prior  consent  of  that
14    institution.

15        Section 15. Penalty. A person who violates Section 10  of
16    this  Act  is  guilty  of  a  Class C misdemeanor for a first
17    offense and a Class A misdemeanor for a second or  subsequent
18    offense.  Each instance in which a person violates Section 10
19    of this Act constitutes a separate violation of Section 10 of
20    this Act.

21        Section 99. Effective date. This Act  takes  effect  upon
22    becoming law.

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