Seals of the Commonwealth

I would like to use the seals of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

Section 1-505 of the Code of Virginia provides that the seals of the Commonwealth are deemed the property of the Commonwealth; and no persons shall exhibit, display, or in any manner utilize the seals or any facsimile or representation of the seals of the Commonwealth for nongovernmental purposes unless such use is specifically authorized.

My company would like to use the seal on its products:

Pursuant to Section 2.2-122 of the Code of Virginia, the seals of the Commonwealth may be authorized for commercial purposes upon a finding that such use promotes an appropriate image of the Commonwealth, its heritage and its history, and that such use is carried out in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth. An individual shall be deemed qualified to protect and promote the image of the Commonwealth if it holds licenses to produce products associated with museums and sites of major historical importance in the Commonwealth.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth determines the appropriateness of any contract entered into for the commercial use of the seals of the Commonwealth, the product intended to be sold, any marketing activities undertaken to promote the sale of the product, and the pricing structure of the product.

Inquiries into the commercial use of the seals of the Commonwealth of Virginia should be directed to David Nims at the Department of General Services at 804-225-3796.

For more information on use of the official state seal of the Commonwealth, please see our Seal Protocol document - Word (28kb) | PDF (19kb)

All other inquiries into the use of the seals of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be directed to:

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth
Post Office Box 2454
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2454
(804) 663-7761