The Harvard Trademark Program has three primary functions.

Harvard Shield

Trademark Protection

A primary function of the Trademark Program is the protection of Harvard’s trademarks worldwide, and toward that end the Trademark Program annually handles hundreds of cases involving the unauthorized use of the Harvard name and other University trademarks.

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Harvard Banners

Licensing Program

While its primary role is the protection of Harvard’s trademarks from unauthorized use, the Trademark Program is also responsible for licensing the University’s marks throughout the world and does so through its domestic (U.S.) and international licensing programs.

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Harvard Overview

Use of Harvard's Name

The Harvard Trademark Program administers Harvard University’s Use-of-Name policies and guidelines, which govern the manner in which Harvard schools, departments, units, and the wider Harvard community may use the Harvard name.

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