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Department of Homeland Security Intellectual Property Policy

This is a public notice of the intellectual property of the Department of Homeland Security (“Department” or “DHS”). In general, that intellectual property includes the official seal of the Department, and the trademarks  for which the Department claims either common law trademark rights or has applied for or received trademark registration under 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051-1129.

For any of the listings below, the Department of Homeland Security asserts its full rights under statute or the common law. No use may be made of these marks without the permission of the Department acquired in accordance with the procedures of this notice (see below). This list is not exhaustive and is subject to modification.

Intellectual Property

  • 5RD Banner® design mark
  • 5RD® design mark
  • AEER® design mark
  • AMERICA’S PREPARATHON! BE SMART. TAKE PART. PREPARE.® design mark
  • AMERICA’S PREPARATHON!® design mark
  • PREPARATHON!® design mark
  • APEX AEER® word mark
  • APPVET® word mark
  • APPVET® design mark
  • ASK TSA® design mark
  • BE SMART. TAKE PART. PREPARE.® word mark
  • BLUE CAMPAIGN ONE VOICE. ONE MISSION. END HUMAN TRAFFICKING.® design mark
  • BLUE LIGHTNING INITIATIVE. END HUMAN TRAFFICKING.® design mark
  • CBP ROAM® word mark
  • CBP® word mark
  • CENTER FOR COUNTERING HUMAN TRAFFICKING COMBATING SEX TRAFFICKING & FORCED LABOR VICTIMS FIRST™ design mark
  • CITIZEN CORPS® word mark
  • CSAC CHEMICAL SECURITY ANALYSIS CENTER™ design mark
  • CSET® word mark
  • C-TPAT CUSTOMS - TRADE PARTNERSHIP AGAINST TERRORISM® design mark    
  • CTPAT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN'S STRONGEST LINK.® design mark    
  • CTPAT™ word mark
  • CYBERCORPS DEFENDING AMERICA’S CYBERSPACE® design mark
  • CYBERCORPS® word mark
  • P25 CAP RECOGNIZED LABORATORY® certification mark
  • P25 CAP DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM® certification mark
  • DHS SCITECH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY™ design mark
  • E® design mark
  • ECBP® word mark
  • E-SAFE® design mark
  • ESTA ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY® design mark
  • ESTA™ word mark
  • E-VERIFY® design mark
  • E-VERIFY® word mark
  • EVUS ELECTRONIC VISA UPDATE SYSTEM® design mark
  • EVUS™ word mark
  • EXIS® word mark
  • EXIS EXERCISE INFORMATION SYSTEM® design mark
  • FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE® word mark
  • FFRDC POWERED BY S&T INDEPENDENCE · ENGINEERING · ANALYSIS® design mark
  • FIRE IS EVERYONE’S FIGHT® design mark
  • FIRST OBSERVER PLUS® design mark
  • FIRST OBSERVER PLUS® word mark
  • FLOOD APEX PROGRAM® word mark
  • FPS® word mark
  • GETS/WPS® word mark
  • GLOBAL ENTRY; TRUSTED TRAVELER NETWORK® design mark
  • GLOBAL ENTRY® word mark
  • GO BEYOND^® word mark
  • GRADER® word mark
  • HAZUS® word mark
  • HSI™ word mark
  • HSI INSIDER™ word mark
  • HSOAC HOMELAND SECURITY OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS CENTER® design mark
  • HSSEDI HOMELAND SECURITY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE® design mark
  • I E-VERIFY® design mark
  • IDEA FACTORY INNOVATE. COLLABORATE. SUCCEED.® design mark
  • IGUARDIANS® word mark
  • IGUARDIANS PROSECUTOR SAFEGUARD® design mark
  • IGUARDIANS SPECIAL AGENT HIGHSPEED® design mark
  • IGUARDIANS SPECIAL AGENT PROTOCOL POLICE HSI® design mark
  • IGUARDIANS SPECIAL AGENT PROXY® design mark
  • IGUARDIANS SPECIAL AGENT FIREWIRE® design mark    
  • LISTO® design mark
  • MDTF® design mark
  • MOBILE PASSPORT CONTROL® word mark
  • MPC® word mark
  • NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM® design mark
  • NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS COORDINATION CENTER® design mark
  • NBACC NATIONAL BIODEFENSE ANALYSIS & COUNTERMEASURES CENTER® design mark
  • NBACC® word mark
  • NBAF NATIONAL BIO AND AGRO-DEFENSE FACILITY® design mark
  • NBFAC® word mark
  • NBTCC® word mark
  • NCSWIC® design mark
  • NCSWIC® design mark
  • NGFR NEXT GENERATION FIRST RESPONDER PROTECTED, CONNECTED & FULLY AWARE® design mark    
  • NGFR NEXT GENERATION FIRST RESPONDER PROTECTED, CONNECTED & FULLY AWARE® design mark    
  • NICCS® word mark
  • NUSTL® word mark
  • NUSTL NATIONAL URBAN SECURITY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY® design mark
  • OFFICE OF CONTRACTING RESPECT CUSTOMER SERVICE INNOVATION INTEGRITY™ design mark
  • PROCUREMENT INNOVATION LAB PIL™ design mark
  • READY 2 HELP® design mark
  • READY CHECK® design mark    
  • READY CHECK PREPARE. PLAN. STAY INFORMED.® design mark
  • READY CHECK BUSINESS PREPARE. PLAN. STAY INFORMED.® design mark    
  • READYCHECK BUSINESS® design mark    
  • READY INDIAN COUNTRY CHECK PREPARE. PLAN. STAY INFORMED.® design mark
  • READY KIDS® word mark
  • RETHINKING AMERICA'S COSTLIEST DISASTER® word mark
  • RIC - M® word mark
  • RIC-M RADIO INTERNET-PROTOCOL COMMUNICATIONS MODULE® design mark
  • S&TRONG™ word mark
  • SAFECOM® word mark
  • SAFECOM® design mark
  • SAFECOM ASSURING A SAFER AMERICA THROUGH EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS® design mark
  • SAFETY ACT CERTIFIED® word mark
  • SAVE® design mark
  • SEE. CALL. SAVE.™ word mark
  • SELF CHECK® design mark
  • SURFACE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE™ design mark
  • THE FIVE COUNTRY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT NETWORK INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY® design mark
  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ACADEMY WE WILL NEVER FORGET 9-11 EST. 2012 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION™ design mark    
  • TRANSPORATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION™ design mark
  • TSA INTEGRITY RESPECT COMMITMENT™ design mark
  • COMMITMENT INTEGRITY RESPECT TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION™ design mark
  • TSA PRECHECK® design mark
  • TSA PRECHECK® word mark
  • TSA® word mark
  • TWIC SECURITY ACCESS PRIVACY® design mark
  • TWIC® word mark
  • USBP® word mark
  • U.S. BORDER PATROL® word mark
  • U.S. BORDER PATROL® design mark
  • U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION TRADE™ design mark
  • U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION® word mark
  • SAFETY ACT DEVELOPMENTAL TESTING AND EVALUATION DESIGNATION® certification mark
  • SAFETY ACT DESIGNATED® certification mark
  • SAFETY ACT CERTIFIED® certification mark
  • UE UNIVERSAL ENROLL® design mark
  • UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790® design mark
  • USBP® word mark
  • VIRTUAL USA® word mark
  • VIRTUAL USA® design mark
  • VSP™ design mark
  • VUSA® word mark
  • YOUTH PREPAREDNESS COUNCIL® design mark

Obtaining Permission

To obtain permission to use any of the listed marks, an applicant must make a prior written request to the Department at the e-mail address listed below. The applicant must include evidence of the authority of any representative of the applicant to bind the applicant. In addition, the applicant must agree to comply with the conditions presented in any consent to use or license agreement required by the Department of Homeland Security. Note that a request to the Department is not the end of the process. A statement of release will also be required from the applicant.

The Department of Homeland Security will deny any request that includes the use of a mark as part of a URL or other use that does not comport with the conditions presented in any consent to use or license agreement required by the Department.

Request for use should be made to:

iprequest@hq.dhs.gov

Last Published Date: November 24, 2020

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