Registration of Trademarks — In keeping with its institutional responsibility for trademark protection, the Office of the General Counsel, and (for marks to be used solely in connection with the commercialization of Institute intellectual property) the Office of Technology Commercialization working with the Office of the General Counsel, are responsible for trademark registration. Faculty, alumni, other volunteers, staff, or students seeking to register trademarks in association with Institute activities must do so by contacting the Office of the General Counsel. Trademarks registered in connection with any programs, products, or services of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, its schools, departments, centers, alumni, or related activities, are owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and are monitored by the Office of the General Counsel.
Trademark Use Policy (Applicable to Licensees Only) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a long-standing Trademark Use Policy that is provided to licensees of certain designations comprising designs, trademarks, and service marks, including, without limitation, the designations “RENSSELAER,” “RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE,” “RPI,” and other designs, seals, and symbols that have come to be associated with Rensselaer (the “Rensselaer Trademarks”). This Trademark Use Policy sets forth the requirements for use of the Rensselaer Trademarks. Use of the Rensselaer Trademarks is permitted only pursuant to a written agreement with Rensselaer that includes a license to the Rensselaer Trademarks and only as permitted by such written agreement. All name and trademark license agreements must be approved by an Institute officer with delegated authority.