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.
The Office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection (BCBP) has the delegated authority to execute a wide variety of business contracts on behalf of the Berkeley campus, to authorize appropriate uses of the campus’ name and trademarks, and to protect the brand and enforce compliance with law and University policies.
BCBP cannot process agreements or contracts related to:
Purchase of goods or services by the University;
Research activities for federal, state and non-profit sponsored projects;
Research activities with industry and material transfers; or
Construction-related activities; or
Gifts or Donations
The contracting offices that have the authority to enter into these types of agreements on behalf of the University are:
Supply Chain Management/Procurement;
Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)
Intellectual Property & Industry Alliance Office (IPIRA)
University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)
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.