Harvard Trademark Program
The Office of the Provost
The Harvard Trademark Program was established by the President and Fellows of Harvard College in order to protect Harvard’s trademarks, to regulate the products being sold under license from the University, and to generate scholarship funds from the sale of licensed goods. In its protection efforts, the Trademark Program oversees the registration of Harvard’s trademarks and guards against their unauthorized use by identifying and resolving cases involving the misuse or infringement of Harvard’s trademarks on a worldwide basis. Through its licensing operation, the Trademark Program grants licenses to domestic and international companies to produce and sell Harvard insignia items. After covering its operational expenses, the Trademark Program transfers the remaining licensing income to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to help fund student aid initiatives. The Trademark Program also advises Harvard schools, departments, and other Harvard units on the various policies and guidelines related to the “Use of the Harvard Name.” In addition, the Trademark Program assists the Harvard community with trademark related issues and with requests to have goods produced containing any of Harvard’s trademarks.