In 1982, Mr. Hubbard donated these religious marks to the newly formed Religious
Technology Center and entrusted that church with the responsibility of protecting
the religion of Scientology by enforcing the pure and ethical use and standard
application of his technologies. RTC thus maintains the purity of the technology
and guards against any misuse or misrepresentation by legally registering,
and where necessary enforcing, certain words and symbols of the Scientology
religion as trademarks and service marks in countries the world over.
It is RTC that grants Church of Scientology International
(CSI), the mother church of the Scientology religion, the right
to use the trademarks and to license their use to all other
Scientology churches. Without CSI’s written authority and
RTC’s ultimate approval, no entity can legally use the marks
or call itself a Church of Scientology. With all Scientology churches bound to minister
Dianetics and Scientology technologies in full compliance with their trademark licenses,
the entire hierarchy up to the Church of Scientology International is self-correcting and
ensures pure and orthodox Scientology.
In contrast, RTC investigates any departures from that standard administration and ensures that orthodoxy is
restored. It also ensures that no individual or group misrepresents itself and offers an altered technology while
calling it Dianetics or Scientology.