Urantia Foundation Copyright & Trademark Policies
Copyright and Trademark Policies
In January 2006, under the Bern Convention, Urantia Foundation’s international copyright in the 1955 English text of The Urantia Book expired. Urantia Foundation copyrights in the Foundation’s translations of the 1955 English text do not expire until fifty years after the date of issue.
Recognizing the import of the January 1, 2006 date, the Trustees of Urantia Foundation have removed the 1955 copyright notice from the English text of The Urantia Book on Urantia Foundation's website, and the 1955 copyright notice will not appear in future printings of the English text. Copyright notices will continue to appear in translations done by Urantia Foundation.
On November 7, 2008, the Board of Trustees passed a Permission-to-Quote Policy concerning all translations of The Urantia Book in which Urantia Foundation currently holds copyrights. Click Here to see this policy
In addition, Urantia Foundation has a Downloading and Printing Policy which applies to all translations of The Urantia Book which are published by Urantia Foundation. Click Here to see this policy
Finally, in January of 2008, the Board of Trustees amended Urantia Foundation’s policy regarding the use of the Foundation’s registered marks: the words “Urantia” and “Urantian” and the Concentric-Circles Symbol. Click Here to see this policy
For more information please contact Urantia Foundation directly at (773) 525- 3319.