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Greek Licensing in Your Craft Business

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Looking to make and sell products related to your favorite sorority or fraternity? Let’s look at licensing information today.

Greek Licensing in Your Craft Business -

Yes. If you want to make and sell Greek sorority and fraternity products, you will need a license because their properties are trademarked.

How Are Letters Trademarked?

Federal courts have upheld that a combination of letters can be trademarked several times. For example, BMW (the car manufacturer), ABC (the broadcasting network), and IBM (the computer company).

Greek sorority and fraternity names are no different.

While it will vary for each sorority or fraternity, in general these things are trademarked:

  • The sorority or fraternity name
  • The sorority or fraternity nickname
  • The Greek letters
  • Crest
  • Badge
  • Symbols
  • Other insignia

Who Handles Greek Licensing?

Affinity Consultants handles licensing for many of the Greek sororities and fraternities.

Licensing Facts with Affinity Consultants

  • Affinity Consultants handles licensing arrangements for more than 100 Greek Organizations.
  • An application, applicable fees, and product samples are required to apply for licensing.
  • Royalties are required upon the sale of the products; but royalty amounts vary between organizations.
  • All product designs must be approved before being produced.
  • A $1 million dollar insurance policy is required.
  • Anyone that plans to sell Greek themed sorority or fraternity items must be licensed.
  • Sorority or Fraternity members must be licensed if they plan to sell items with trademarks on them.
  • A full list of Official Vendors is located on Affinity Consultants website.

Carolyn J, Gill

Thursday 9th of November 2023

Where can I find the application to apply for selling the 4 black sorority names (DST,Inc., AKA,Inc., ZETA,Inc., SIGMA,Inc). ? I will be using Cricut Machine. I am a DST, Inc. myself.

Christine Schinagl, Cutting for Business

Sunday 12th of November 2023

Did you check Affinity?


Monday 8th of May 2023

Is there an application process to apply for a license and what is the actual cost for the license in total and what is an estimated cost for the insurance.

Christine Schinagl, Cutting for Business

Monday 8th of May 2023

Hi Vanessa! Yes, there is an application process. Different organizations are going to have different license fees. Your insurance costs will vary depending on your coverages. More information:

Sandra Washington

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Hi,yes I would like to apply for Greek licensing.

Christine, Cutting for Business

Friday 24th of June 2022


Cindy Robinson

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

Yes I am interested in knowing more about making Greek apparel on my cricut along with selling


Saturday 5th of May 2018

Hope you found this article helpful!


Friday 16th of March 2018

What are the consequences if someone is selling greek items without a license.


Monday 19th of March 2018

You open yourself up to being sued if crafting Greek products without proper permissions.