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IP Protection, Trade Marks & Copyright

IP Protection, Trade Marks and Copyright Law Advice for Further Education Colleges

We have a specialist team of intellectual property lawyers who advise further education colleges on the best way to protect their intellectual property and on the steps to take to avoid infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties.

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Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyers

Our IP protection expertise in the further education sector includes:


Copyright Law

Various issues arise from the creation of copyright works and the use of other people's copyright works, such as ownership and infringement issues. Our intellectual property lawyers can ensure that you avoid the many difficulties associated with copyright.  


Trade Marks - Protecting Your Logo and Identity

Your logo can be an extremely valuable asset. A trade mark registration will enable you to protect your valuable reputation and stop third parties from using similar trade marks in connection with inferior education services.

It is especially important for further education colleges who have international partners and attract international students to register their trade marks. Our experienced lawyers routinely register international trade marks for colleges around the world. 


Internet and Social Media - Removing Infringing or Abusive Material

We frequently advise further education colleges on trade mark and copyright issues arising in relation to the internet and social media. For example, how best to secure rights in your own website, and how to remove infringing or abusive material from websites operated by third parties.

A UK trade mark registration can be a very useful tool against abusive websites or social media, irrespective of where in the world the website is based. We regularly shut down websites and remove abusive content from social media sites on the basis of trade mark registrations. Trade mark registrations are especially effective in combating websites that sell fake certificates.


For further information about our IP protection, trade mark or copyright law expertise, please contact Doug Locke on 0117 314 5602.

Client service is excellent both in terms of the quality of legal advice and responsiveness to enquiries. Matters are dealt with promptly and we have felt genuinely looked after. They are very communicative and flexible.

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