At the request of the Temple's membership the Temple of the Jedi Order offers 'branded' merchandise in a variety of different forms.
Official Merchandise Stores
Unfortunately the Temple does not have the capacity to produce these items itself, so all of our merchandise is outsourced.
We have two official merchandise stores. One is from a website called 'CafePress' and the other is from a website called 'Zazzle' (both are linked below).
Both of these stores are based in the US; we do not currently have any stores outside of the US though thus may change in the future. If you know of any websites in Europe or elsewhere that we can open a store on please contact us.
How much money do we make?
Our average commission is 11% across all of our items. So for example if you spend $20 on an item then the Temple will earn $2.20. The commission rate is low, because the prices for items in the store are already quite high and the merchandise is not our primary source of income.
Donations are, and forever will be, our primary source of income. If you wish to directly give us money, that should be done via the Donate button at the top of each page of our website. The merchandise income is purely supplementary and the primary purpose of the merchandise is providing people with the TotJO themed items they have requested.
Lucas Arts and Intellectual property
Lucas Arts has the intellectual property rights for anything in the Star Wars universe. This includes such terms as 'Jedi' (for some but not all purposes) as well as the five-line Code listed on our Doctrine page. This means that we are unable to include items in our stores that include those terms. This does make the range of designs that we can offer very restrictive; most if not all of our designs will only include our Symbol, which is a trademark owned by the Temple.
We have the right to use terms like 'Jedi' because there is no trademark for Jedi when used for philosophical, religious or realism purposes. However, we don't have the right to use it on many items like t-shirts since it does have a trademark for use on clothing items.
If members wish to create their own items for personal use with designs on them that include words like 'Jedi' then they are free to do so, however they will have to obtain those personally as we cannot provide them.
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Contact the Public Relations and Marketing team for a Digital Certificate, which are available by request. Certificates are sent via email for you to print yourself. The Temple can print and send you a certificate for a small fee if you wish.
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