Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
434-04 - Use of the state seal.
434-04-040 - General prohibitions.
The seal shall never be used:
(1) In any advertising or other promotion for a business, organization, product, article or service, except as provided by license;
(2) In a manner which, in the judgement of the secretary, could mislead the public to believe that a business, organization, product, article or service carries official state sanction or state approval;
(3) In a political campaign to assist or defeat a candidate;
(4) In a manner which is deceptively similar in appearance to the seal;
(5) On wearing apparel including, but not limited to, hats, shirts, sweaters, jackets, shorts, sweatpants and socks, except:
(a) By state agencies and state elected officials in connection with official state business;
(b) As approved by the secretary for civic purposes such as by organizations officially representing the state.
(6) In a manner such that any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature is placed upon it or on any part of it;
(7) In any gambling activity except:
(a) When an item is to be used in a raffle which is approved and conducted in accordance with chapter 9.46 RCW and the use is approved under WAC 434-04-040; or
(b) When an item is to be used for official state business.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.04.040(4). WSR 89-20-031, § 434-04-040, filed 9/29/89, effective 10/30/89.]