In conjunction with the office’s legal responsibilities, the Office of the General Counsel collaborates with university research administrators, research faculty and outside legal counsel to manage the university’s intellectual property interests. This includes providing guidance regarding the protection of intellectual property through patents, copyrights and trademarks, and seeking licensing agreements with commercial entities to take Tuskegee University’s research developments into the marketplace for the public's benefit. Click here for more information on intellectual property and technology transfer.

The Office of the General Counsel also partners with Tuskegee’s Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing to protect the university’s various brand assets — namely, its trademarked logos and visual identity, as well as its copyrighted slogans, songs and other creative works. For more information, visit the university’s Trademark and Licensing page.


Legal resources on our website provide useful information and direction to accommodate those engaged in official university matters, but should not be interpreted as "legal advice" from the Office of General Counsel. The materials provided on this website are for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise indicated, this information does not change or affect any policy, rule or regulation of Tuskegee University.