Religious Technology Center (RTC) was formed in 1982 and
received ownership of the trademarks from Mr. Hubbard.
RTC thus became the church responsible for the protection
of the religion and its public by ensuring to the standard
application of Mr. Hubbard’s technologies, and ensuring that
only authorized church organizations used the religious marks.
As RTC is not part of the management structure of the Church
and not involved in its day-to-day affairs, it is not subject to the
daily exigencies of management and so can more effectively
perform its functions.
Thus, while Church of Scientology International serves as the
mother church, and is responsible for the overall ecclesiastical
management, dissemination and propagation of Scientology
and the various Churches of Scientology, Religious Technology
Center serves as protector of the religion. While each
Scientology organization and, indeed, every Scientologist is
expected to enforce the standard application of Dianetics
and Scientology, RTC is the final arbiter of orthodoxy.