Ministry of Defence copyright licensing information

MOD copyright information, how to obtain licensing permission, use of MOD names, logos and insignia on items offered for sale (“merchandise”).


The MOD is a Crown body. The qualifying works both civilian and military MOD staff produce is subject to Crown copyright, which is managed through a delegation from and on behalf of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office (HMSO) by Defence Intellectual Property Rights (DIPR), a specialist team within MOD’s Central Legal Services (CLS) division. For more information on Crown copyright please visit the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.

The material featured on the MOD pages of the GOV.UK website is protected by Crown copyright unless otherwise indicated. This material may be reproduced for the purposes of non-commercial research or private study and for the purposes of reporting current events only, unless other terms are set out against the respective content.

This means you should check the terms carefully before assuming it is acceptable for you to copy and/ or re-use the material.

Any reproduction of this material for any purpose must be acknowledged in the following way: “© Crown copyright” followed by the year, and example would be:

“© Crown copyright 2013”

In general, Crown copyright material may not be used or reproduced for any other purpose than those set out in the Crown copyright Licensing Information notes without first obtaining permission from DIPR. This permission will be in the form of a copyright licence and may require the payment of a licence fee.

The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on the MOD pages of the GOV.UK site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained directly from the copyright holder(s) concerned.

The MOD encourages users to establish hypertext links to our websites. You do not require formal permission to do so.

On this page you will also find the MOD’s guidance about using our names, logos and insignia on items for sale, our “Officially licensed products” guide. There is also an editable application form should you wish to proceed.