Re: Website Geared Towards a Specific College. at What Point is It Infringement
what makes you think they do not own their name? A trademark does not have to be registered for a rightful owner to claim ownership. Trademarks are validated by use in commerce. A registration provides for a public notice of the claim and in disputes, can become a deciding factor as well as a few other benefits but a trademark does not have to be registered for it to be a claimable property.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.