Something belongs to the University. Is it the Universities' logo or the University's logo? I somehow don't think University's exists.

  • The fact that the plural form of a word has a different ending from the singular form is completely separate from the issue of adding 's for the possessive. You always add 's for the singular possessive, irrespective of how you form the plural of the word.
    – TrevorD
    May 24, 2013 at 14:49

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If the logo belongs to one university, it is the university's logo. If the logo is jointly owned by several universities, it is the universities' logo.

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    Well said - this issue seems to crop up with people surprisingly often, so I think it is good to have a simple and concise answer!
    – Sam
    May 24, 2013 at 15:54
  • Agreed, working in leadership at a University it was most helpful to have this answer close at hand.
    – Eric Nord
    Feb 15, 2021 at 21:53

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