These guidelines are based on the University’s policy on The Use of Harvard Names and Insignias and apply to all affiliates of Harvard and its schools and units, including faculty, staff, students, and other classes of affiliates such as fellows, lecturers, visiting scholars, etc.
Use of Harvard's name or image in labeling alcoholic beverages is not allowed, even if the beverage is to be used as a gift or served only at Harvard functions. The 1999 statement detailing the rationale appears below.
Harvard by any other name would perhaps thrive as well, but some uses of Harvard's name by others may not always promote the purposes of the University. All members of the University and the institution as a whole benefit when its name is well used, and suffer when it is ill used. The University takes a legitimate interest in the use of its name and insignia for at least three reasons:
The University and its members have a responsibility to ensure that any implied association with the University is accurate.