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.
We worked with Lampton Academy to develop a new curriculum development and licensing agreement framework, so that they were able to create, own and then licence to other schools a new curriculum – so both improving their own means of delivering their curriculum at the same time as creating a new revenue stream for the school.
The issue of privacy is of particular importance when it comes to children, we are very aware of that and of the importance to both schools and parents to see that a child’s right to a private life is protected at all costs. We have particular expertise in ensuring that those rights are protected, to the fullest extent permissible by law.
We have worked with a large number of schools to protect their reputation, whether that be by means of dealing with the press, or broadcast TV programmes, or in relation to the bad mouthing of schools by parents on social media. Understanding how best to prevent a school being libelled or slandered and assisting the school in avoiding that, is as important as dealing with it when it happens.
Browne Jacobson’s education team has been named as winner of the ‘Legal Advisors to Education Institutions’ category at the Education Investor Awards 2022 for a record sixth time.
Over 3000 young people from across the UK and Ireland took part in a virtual legal careers insight event, aimed at making the legal profession more diverse.
The new set of Legal 500 directory rankings have been published and we are proud to once again be recognised as one of the country’s leading firms advising the Education sector.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has grown its team behind its dedicated Space + Time executive coaching programme with the addition of two more qualified coaches who will work with clients in the education sector.
Tomorrow, (Wednesday 27th October), national law firm Browne Jacobson will host its second FAIRE: virtual work experience and legal careers insight event, in partnership with Young Professionals.
The Confederation of School Trusts (CST), as the sector body for School Trusts, today releases a salary benchmarking service for executive roles in School Trusts, in conjunction with partners XpertHR, Cendex and Browne Jacobson.
Catch up for part 2 of our education training videos, exploring the role of digital transformation on our education system.
Our expert panel, comprised of IP and corporate law specialists, will be discussing IP commercialisation strategies, their benefits and pitfalls, drawing on experience across the private, public and higher education sectors.
In a word (or three) no, not really. Before we get overexcited about BA’s hefty fine, let’s put it in perspective and remember that for the moment it is the Information Commissioner’s Office intention to levy this fine – BA will now make representations about it.
As schools and academies you get plenty of Freedom of Information requests. When you answer them you are effectively publishing the information to the world.