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Intellectual property of schools and academy trusts


Your intellectual property, for example your curriculum or your logo, is one of your most important assets. A school is only as good as its name and the curriculum that is taught there. Such intellectual property may be a future potential source of income, it may be a means of differentiating your school, it may just be a means of protecting your school’s reputation – or you may be looking to franchise your school’s name internationally. Whatever your school’s particular interests and concerns we will be able to help you identify, capture, exploit and enforce your intellectual property.

Browne Jacobson is one of the few firms that is ranked in the top tiers of the legal directories for both education and intellectual property. We are considered experts in both areas which means that whether you have intellectual property issues with education flavour or a school with a issue that involves intellectual property our team will be able to assist you. We have a vast range of experience advising public bodies, particularly in the education sector, on the sensitive strategic and operational issues arising from intellectual property and how you can protect it. We offer practical, commercial advice on the full range of intellectual property issues that you might come across.

What we do...

  • Creating and protecting intellectual property.
  • IP audits and strategy.
  • Dealing with and exploiting IP.
  • Helping enforce or defend infringement of IP rights.
  • Development and use of websites.
  • Acquisition of software and IT systems.
  • Requirements of the Data Protection Act and other areas of information law.    

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