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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 consists of the official seal of the Department and the trade or certification marks of programs 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

  • Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) word mark®
  • iGuardians flagship logo and characters®

Full List of DHS Intellectual Property

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 email 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:

Updated: 01/12/2021