A Middlebury faculty member writes a book called The Middlebury College Model of Language Teaching.
What is the IP right?
1) Copyright in the content of the book (Middlebury’s model of teaching)
2) Trademark rights in brand/name of institution
Who is/are the creators?
1) Faculty member (for book)
2) Middlebury (for Trademark)
What does the Middlebury policy say?
Copyright belongs to the creator of the book, the faculty member, as it represents independently written scholarship about teaching.
See: Determination of IP Ownership section
For the trademark question, a determination should be made as to whether this is trademark usage or nominative usage of Middlebury’s brand. In this case, trademark usage seems to be invoked by the suggestion that the book represents Middlebury’s brand or that it is a sponsored/endorsed statement of Middlebury’s methodology
See: Determination of IP identity interest, definition of trademarks