Harvard Trademark Program
The Office of the Provost
Use of Harvard’s Name
Harvard’s “Use-of-Name” policies, which are administered by the Trademark Program, are in place to ensure that the University’s various trademarks (names and insignias) are used appropriately and accurately by the Harvard community and in accordance with the principles embodied in the policies. The policies are: The Use of Harvard Names and Insignias, Electronic Contexts, Endorsement Guidelines, Harvard’s Name and Alcoholic Beverages and, as it relates to the use of the “Harvard” name, Principles Governing Commercial Activities.
In its commitment to make certain that all uses of Harvard’s trademarks by the Harvard community comply with the University’s Use-of-Name policies, the Trademark Program often works closely with representatives from Harvard’s schools, departments, and units to address issues pertaining to the policies and to process requests in a comprehensive and timely manner.
All inquiries about the Use-of-Name policies or any other “name” matters not specifically addressed in the policies themselves should be directed to the Trademark Program for review; in some cases, the review process may involve consultation with a relevant dean or administrator.
To read the various policies related to the use of Harvard's name click here