Ever wonder about whether it is permissible to use the Church logo on your ward newsletter or Sunday program? How about a flyer for your ward Christmas party? The answer to both of these questions is “no.” This article addresses the proper use and display of (1) the name of the Church and (2) the official Church logotype.
Name of the Church
The written name of the Church (not the Church logo) may be used by wards, stakes, branches, and districts according to the following guidelines:
1. Always name the event and its sponsor as a prelude to the name of the Church. Examples:
- On a program: “Sacrament Meeting Program of the Canyon First Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
- On a poster: “Picnic sponsored by the Canyon First Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
2. The typeface of the name of the Church should not try to imitate or resemble the official Church logo.
The Church logo is registered as a trademark or otherwise legally-protected identifier of the Church worldwide. The logo should only be used on Church stationery, missionary name tags, and items published by Church headquarters. Individuals and Church units are not authorized to use the logo on anything they create.