Business Contracts and Brand Protection

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About BCBP

The Office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection (BCBP) oversees business contracts for the Berkeley campus and provides guidance on trademarks and intellectual property. Core to our values is conducting our operations in a socially responsible manner to further the University's mission of teaching, research and public service.

If you would like to see information relating to the Business Contracts processing, please go here.

If you are looking for information regarding our Brand Protection activities, please go here.

Berkeley Guide to Contracting

NEW:  The University of California, Berkeley Guide to Contracting, a step-by-step guide to creating, amending, executing, and terminating contracts on the Berkeley campus is now available.

Contracting Guide

Contracting at Berkeley

Contracting at Berkeley can be confusing as there is a wide variety of contracts for different purposes.  Click through for information on creating and executing University contracts and agreements.

Getting Started with the Business Contract Management System

To request a new Business Contract Management System (BCMS) account, please e-mail (link sends e-mail). Include your Org Node 4 (Department) and your role or position within your Department.

If you are interested in attending an in-person, hands-on training session, please send an email to