Use of Name Policy
The Harvard Trademark Program administers Harvard University's Use of Name policies and guidelines, which have been established by the Office of the Provost. These policies govern the manner in which Harvard schools, departments, units, student organizations, and the wider Harvard community may use the Harvard names and insignias. At Harvard Medical School, Brendan O'Hagan (email@example.com) is the Policy Advisor to HMS’s Use of Name Committee and serves as the primary point of contact for all use-of-name and related inquiries. He works closely with the policy advisors at the Harvard Trademark Program to administer the University's policies and guidelines on inquiries specific to HMS. Three core principles form the foundation of these policies:
- The University and its members have a responsibility to ensure that any implied association with the University is accurate.
- The University and its members have a responsibility to ensure that the activities with which the University is accurately associated maintain standards consistent with its educational purposes.
- The University and its members have a responsibility to protect its assets by seeking a fair share of the economic value that the use of the Harvard name produces.
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