WHAT WE DO

Welcome to the official website for the United States Air and Space Forces Intellectual Property (IP) Management office. Our team serves as the front line defense for the Dept. of the Air Force (DAF) brand through vigilant guarding of our trademarks and logos. We also protect and aid our talented Air Force bands through licensing music and working with industry stakeholders to ensure copyright compliance.

There are a multitude of logos in the DAF’s portfolio. Our licensing team creates, executes and maintains all the commercial contracts for qualified companies that create and manufacture Air and Space Force-branded merchandise. The team works with hundreds of companies from around the world to ensure officially licensed merchandise aligns with Air and Space Forces’ core values.

Our licensing team also works with non-federal entities like civic groups, social groups, city planners, non-profit organizations, and private individuals interested in using DAF intellectual properties beyond retail. This includes monuments, signage, commemorative gifts and so much more. We strive to build quality relationships with the private sector and citizens.

Additionally, we offer music licensing support and assist in the distribution of works by Air Force bands and ensembles. Our office is uniquely aligned to handle music licensing and music copyright guidance for both Dept. of Defense and civilian partners. The talented members of the Air Force bands are guided by the mission statement of Honor, Inspire and Connect. Through this lens, our band support manager is able to facilitate most music related requests.

Furthermore, our Offices are equipped to provide feedback and guidance on the development and socialization of new logos for DAF units and programs. Such units and programs can and should submit their logos to us so we may ensure they will not conflict with those of third parties.

We would like to thank you for visiting our website. This website is designed to assist in answering your questions relating to the Dept. of the Air Force brand. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office through the CONTACT US section.