The Sorsogon State University (SorSU) signed its very first Trademark Licensing Agreement last December 5, 2022.  The Agreement is between the Sorsogon State University (Licensor) as represented by University President Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus and Storum Online Shop (Licensee) as represented by its owner Mr. Aries Angelo Carreon. Also present during the signing were the Office of the Business Affairs Director, Prof. Romeo Mendoza, Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IPTBM) team headed by Engr. Ivy Rose Gonzales (with staff Sheryl Solano and Cynthia Basal), and Prof. Maria Flora Renovalles as witnesses.

The SorSU Trademark was registered on Feb 26, 2021, and was publicly announced last August 2022. Not long after that, Storum Online Shop sent a licensing proposal and upon assessment, the University, led by the RET – IPTBM office in coordination with Atty. Mary Joy Bongapat and Prof. Mendoza, proceeded to negotiate the terms for the Agreement which was finalized in October this year.

The SorSU trademark is open for licensing and the University hopes to collaborate more with other interested parties in the near future. (IPTBM)