AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF NAME
JHU prohibits faculty, staff, students, and alumni from using the JHU Name and Marks unless such use is specifically authorized pursuant to these JHU Use of Name guidelines and the procedures set forth herein. JHU strictly prohibits third parties from any use of the JHU Name and Marks unless authorized representatives of JHU have granted prior written approval for the use.
Where JHU approval is required for use of the JHU Name and Marks, the approval must be in writing and obtained prior to the requested use. Approval to use the JHU Name and Marks may be subject to terms, conditions, and/or restrictions, including without limitation explicit and prominent disclaimers, as determined in accordance with these JHU Use of Name guidelines and the discretion of the appropriate JHU approving individual or office. For example, when ambiguity or confusion about endorsement may exist in an otherwise approved use, JHU requires prominent disclaimers to accompany the use, stating that JHU does not endorse or approve third parties or their services or products.
JHU reserves the right to revoke at any time any approval it has granted for use of the JHU Name and Marks.
JHU actively enforces proper use of the JHU Name and Marks. JHU may pursue disciplinary action, civil or criminal penalties, or other legal action, as appropriate, for violations of these JHU Use of Name guidelines. The JHU Office of the Vice President and General Counsel works closely with the JHU Office of Communications to pursue appropriate remedies for violations.
CORRECT USE OF THE JHU NAME
“The Johns Hopkins University” refers to the legal entity. It is appropriate to maintain the capitalized The when using the formal name in stand-alone copy. However, in running copy, do not retain the capitalized The (e.g., “The course is offered by the Johns Hopkins University” or “The course is offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.”
When used as shortened forms of JHU, university should not be capitalized. The preferred shortened name of the university is Johns Hopkins rather than Hopkins. Please consult the style guidelines published by the university Office of Communications.