Navy FAQ: Graphics

Graphics and the Navy's official Seal

While you are free to download digital images, the U.S. Navy's web team does not have graphics for downloading or electronic mail distribution. Many of the current paint programs do have military clip art and there are commercial companies which produce and sell such clip art.


The Navy's Official Seal

18 United States Code, Part 1, Chapter 47, Section 1017, prohibits the use the Department of the Navy seal, such as that you see on the welcome page of this web site, by anyone other than bona fide commands and activities of the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense where appropriate.

Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5030.4A of 17 March 1986 restricts the use of the Department of the Navy seal, such as that you see on the welcome page of this web site, to official use only and to the exclusive use of the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense. Commands can likely obtain a digital copy from the command in their chain of command which has a graphics department.

The Navy Emblem is a trademark of the United States Navy. Permission for use in commercial retail and advertising is required.

The use of Navy trademarks for commercial purposes, including reproduction on merchandise, is expressly prohibited unless the producer completes a license agreement with the Navy Trademark Licensing Program Office. Use is governed by the terms of the agreement.

No individual, association, partnership, or corporation shall falsely advertise, or otherwise represent falsely by any device whatsoever, that any project or business in which he or it is engaged, or product which he or it manufactures, deals in, or sells, has been in any way endorsed, authorized, or approved by the Navy.

To contact the Navy Trademark Licensing Office, please email onr_tmlicense@navy.mil.


Official Navy Colors

The precise brown, red, blue, and gold of the Seal are the standard for the Navy Emblem. The Pantone® Matching System check-standard numbers are applicable to production of the emblem regardless of the method of reproduction or whether reproduction is to be on paper, cloth, glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, or any other base.
Color Identification Code
Description Pantone Matching System
Blue PMS 275
Gold PMS 125 (or metallic ink)
Red PMS 187
Brown PMS 464

Reviewed: 02 September 2009