The Johns Hopkins University name and marks are some of our most important assets. All members of our university community have a responsibility to protect and promote our brand in a manner consistent with our reputation of academic and research excellence.

The Johns Hopkins Trademark Licensing Program helps protect and promote our brand by ensuring that the public can properly identify and associate the university’s name and logos. The university requires that all members of the university community (faculty, students, staff, and alumni), as well as all external manufacturers and vendors, obtain approval before producing any apparel or merchandise product that displays the Johns Hopkins name or logo.

Items produced by licensed vendors that include the Johns Hopkins name and/or logos or are paid for with university funds are automatically shared with the University Communications Licensing Manager for review. It is best practice to plan for five to seven business days for licensing review.

University Communications cannot influence the speed to which vendors submit their artwork for review. Once University Communications receives artwork from a vendor, it will typically be reviewed within 1-2 business days. In some cases, additional stakeholders must review, or changes may be required to the artwork, which will increase review times.

The most effective way to expedite your order is to make sure your artwork aligns to brand guidelines before submitting to your vendor.

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