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Trademark Guidelines

The use of the ELCA name, emblem and tagline are limited to the ELCA churchwide organization, ELCA synods and ELCA congregations. Other entities may use these only with the agreement and written permission of the ELCA.

  • The ELCA emblem is a registered trademark ®  and service mark of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (U.S. Patent and Trademark Registration No. 2,413,816).
  • EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA is a registered service mark ® of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (U.S. Patent and Trademark Registration No. 2,697,246).
  • ELCA is a registered service mark ® of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (U.S. Patent and Trademark Registration No. 2,906,015).
  • God’s work. Our hands.™ is a service mark of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (U.S. Patent and Trademark SN 76/687622).