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Licensing the Acadia Centennial Logo

The Acadia Centennial Task Force welcomes anyone to develop and sell products that connect residents and visitors to the centennial celebration by highlighting Acadia National Park, connecting to the centennial tag line, or simply using the logo in a tasteful manner that is in keeping with the dignity of the centennial. If a business, individual, or non-profit organization would like to produce and sell a product that displays the official centennial logo or that is tied to the Acadia National Park centennial, a completed logo licensing application must be submitted to the Task Force c/o Friends of Acadia. The Acadia Centennial logo and tag line are trademarks, and not to be reproduced in any form without express written consent from the Acadia Centennial Task Force.

In exchange for using the logo and ACP designation, applicants must agree to donate a minimum of 5% of the proceeds (gross) to Friends of Acadia in 2016 to support park programs and projects. Products may also be sold after 2016, with contributions from the retailer on the honor system as long as the product is sold.

IMPORTANT: If you are a retailer working with a product supplier to design your product, you must let the product supplier know that they must either: 1) sell their product only to you and to other approved Acadia Centennial Partners (see this page for a list); or 2) submit the Acadia Centennial Product application with the pledge to donate 5% of their proceeds from their sales of each item to Friends of Acadia for centennial projects. If the product supplier is designing a product exclusively for your store, you can apply to sell the product and the supplier does not need to apply additionally. All applicants must agree to abide by the logo usage guidelines. Questions may be directed to Stephanie Clement at Friends of Acadia at 207-288-3340 or stephanie@friendsofacadia.org.

Process for Requesting Use of Acadia National Park Centennial Logo and Tagline on a Retail Item

To request the use of the logo and tag line for a retail item, submit an application to the Acadia Centennial Task Force c/o Stephanie Clement, Friends of Acadia, 43 Cottage Street, P.O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or stephanie@friendsofacadia.org. The application must be accompanied by a photograph or prototype of the proposed product. Photographs and prototypes will not be returned.

Applications may be submitted by either product suppliers or by retailers. If a retailer submits the application, the product is only approved for sale in that retail shop and/or on the retailer’s website. If a product supplier submits the application, the product can be offered to any business without need for application from the retail stores in which the product appears. A product supplier may also elect not to fill out the logo licensing guidelines, but will only be eligible to sell his/her product to approved Acadia Centennial Partners in this situation.

The following retail items are examples of the kinds of products which may be developed as Acadia Centennial Products: tea towel, hat, coasters, drinking glasses, coffee flavor, t-shirt, baseball cap, decal, book, blanket, Christmas ornament, patch, canvas bag, flavor of beer, metal canteen, outdoor apparel, and menu item such as a special dessert or ice cream flavor designated for the centennial. This list is not exhaustive, so businesses are free to submit additional product ideas. Businesses may also submit more than one product for consideration.

The Acadia Centennial Products Working Group, a committee of the Acadia Centennial Task Force, will meet regularly and electronically to consider all applications. The Working Group will either approve the application or work with the applicant on any desired changes. The Acadia Centennial Task Force reserves the right to approve or not approve any product submitted. Inappropriate, adult, or generally offensive products will not be approved.

If a product is not approved by the Acadia Centennial Products Working Group, businesses may not use the centennial logo in conjunction with the product. Businesses can discuss with the Working Group any desired changes and resubmit the application. If a product is approved, the applicant must agree to donate a minimum of 5% of the proceeds to Friends of Acadia in 2016 to support park programs and projects. Once the application has been approved, the official high resolution Acadia National Park Centennial logo will be provided for manufacturing and sales of the approved product. Guidelines for displaying the logo and tagline can be found in here: logo usage guidelines »

Approval of a product as a centennial sales item does not imply that the product will be sold by Eastern National or Dawnland stores inside Acadia National Park. Both organizations/businesses determine their own sales priorities. Acadia Centennial products may be sold starting immediately. Products may also be sold after 2016, with contributions from the applicant on the honor system as long as the product is sold.

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The logo and tag line must be displayed in accordance with the logo usage guidelines »

In exchange for using the logo and ACP designation, applicants must agree to donate a minimum of 5% of the proceeds (gross) to Friends of Acadia in 2016 to support park programs and projects. Products may also be sold after 2016, with contributions from the retailer on the honor system as long as the product is sold.