Copyrights & Trademarks

TTIC is responsible for the licensing of other types of university intellectual property aside from patentable technologies. These include copyrighted materials, trademarks, and patentable technologies (e.g., certain software programs) that may yet be protected under copyright law.


University-copyrighted intellectual property can include all creative works, electronic or paper documents, software (including source code and object code), multimedia or audiovisual materials, and photographs, and any other materials that may be copyrightable under US law. See the Policy on Rights and Responsibilities with Respect to Intellectual Property.

Interested parties should contact TTIC to negotiate appropriate licensing arrangements. Such licenses typically permit companies to reproduce and distribute the university’s copyrighted works.


Through its various license and research agreements, the university protects the use of its name for any purpose without express permission. The university’s policy on use of the Tufts name and insignias can be found here. The use of trade and service marks to protect university owned technology or to designate Tufts as the origin of a product, event, activity, service, or the like, may be instituted only with the permission of the university.

Any companies interested in licensing Tufts trademarks for incorporation into appropriate products (e.g., apparel, stationery) should contact TTIC.