HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
37 Fitzroy Street, London WI
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 15 NOVEMBER 19581
OUTSTANDING COPYRIGHTS AND MARKS
No book issued on Dianetics and Scientology by any other author than myself has received my permission to copyright in any name but L. Ron Hubbard. If any book or pamphlet has been so copyrighted or any design trademarked, it is illegal. The holder must be persuaded to assign or made to assign or sued until assignment is made. We never close such a case and never falter in expending money to accomplish this.
A simple request is ordinarily enough.
To leave one copyright outstanding anywhere is unthinkable.
All copyrights are made to L. Ron Hubbard, then after “my demise” it says in the franchise, to L. Ron Hubbard, Founder. But all copyrights, marks and rights, by blanket assignment, are the property of and will remain the property of HCO, Ltd., the main office. Although the copyright is to L. Ron Hubbard, it becomes by that the property of HCO with no further administrative action by reason of existing contracts and franchises.
L. RON HUBBARD