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The Middlebury College Model

Scenario

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 A Middlebury faculty member writes a book called The Middlebury College Model of Language Teaching.

What is the IP right?

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 1) Copyright in the content of the book (Middlebury’s model of teaching)

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 2) Trademark rights in brand/name of institution

Who is/are the creators?

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 1) Faculty member (for book)

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 2) Middlebury (for Trademark)

What does the Middlebury policy say?

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Copyright belongs to the creator of the book, the faculty member, as it represents independently written scholarship about teaching.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 See: Determination of IP Ownership section

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 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

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 See: Determination of IP identity interest, definition of trademarks

Source: http://ipwg.middcreate.net/applying-the-ip-policy/the-middlebury-college-model/