Trademarks protect words, names, symbols, sounds, or colors that distinguish goods and services from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods.  WashU has federally registered trademarks that distinguish and indicate the source of our educational, research, and patient care services. 

The first step to propose that WashU register a trademark is to have an exploratory conversation with Public Affairs.  Our team can give counsel about the pros and cons of your circumstance and if appropriate, guide you through the process.