Peter Wienand

Partner

... brilliant, knowledgeable and well-connected.

Chambers UK

Peter is Head of the IP & Commercial Team. His practice areas include media and publishing, research, higher education, art and cultural heritage.  He is a Trustee of The Henry Moore Foundation; Member of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee of PPA Business; Member of the Advisory Board of Transforming Tate Britain; and a Member of the Museums Intellectual Property Network.  Previously he served for 10 years as an Expert Member, and latterly Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI). He is the author of the chapter on Newspapers in Copinger, one of the leading text books on copyright law.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • Imperial College London on its collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to launch a joint undergraduate medical degree programme at a new medical school in Singapore;
  • the British Library on its Newspaper Digitisation Project a partnership with brightsolid online technology, owned by DC Thomson, for the digitisation of up to 40m pages of the Library's newspaper archive (see the British Library announcement here);
  • Duchy Originals on its Master Licence Agreement with Waitrose.

He is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI), which advises Ministers on opening up opportunities for greater re-use of Government information. Peter represents the firm in its membership of the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA), is a member of the Society for Computers & Law (SCL), a co-founder and former chair of the Museums Copyright Group (MCG) and also a trustee of The Henry Moore Foundation.

Legal directories say:

  • Peter Wienand is "a wise and reassuring presence on big-picture matters." Chambers UK
  • Observers praise the 'resourceful, up-to-speed and pragmatic' Peter Wienand, who acts for Associated Newspapers and Incisive Media.” Chambers UK
  • Peter Wienand is the head of the higher education group and specialises in IP policies and technology transfer. He has recently been advising institutions on charity law issues and overseas ventures.” Chambers UK
  • "The 'well-connected, practical and much-admired' Peter Wienand steps into the spotlight as team leader" Chambers UK
  • Peter Wienand’s IP expertise is notable.” Legal 500
  • Peter Wienand is ‘particularly good in terms of practical knowledge and intelligent analysis.’” Legal 500
  • The IP reputation of this group stems from the firm's respected publishing practice.” Chambers UK 
  • This team of IP and defamation experts acts for national newspaper, magazine and academic publishers.” Chambers UK

Farrer & Co's highly regarded Media Group has wide experience of most media sectors, and is an Associate Member of the PPA.

Who we help

Peter has over 20 years of experience of advising on publishing matters, information law and brand licensing. Among his clients are leading national cultural institutions, media corporations, and art publishers. He is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI), which advises Ministers on opening up opportunities for greater re-use of Government information. This reflects a particular interest in data publishing and the growing regulation of data. He represents the firm in its membership of the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA).

Recent experience includes advising:

  • the British Library on its Newspaper Digitisation Project a partnership with brightsolid online technology, owned by DC Thomson, for the digitisation of up to 40m pages of the Library's newspaper archive (see the British Library announcement here);
  • a publisher on data governance of NHS patient data and the effect of the Patient Information Regulations;
  • a database publisher on copyright and database rights in numerical codes used by pharmacies in ordering products.
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Peter has over 20 years of experience of advising on commercial matters usually involving IP, including technology transfer arrangements, collaborations between universities and between academic and non-academic partners, joint degree development and use of technology to support HEI activity, including distance learning. Among his clients are leading universities, business schools and research institutes.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • Imperial College London on its collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to launch a joint undergraduate medical degree programme at a new medical school in Singapore;
  • the Climate KIC Foundation on the re-structuring of this Knowledge and Innovation Community (‘KIC’), an EU-wide collaboration established under Regulation 294/2008 comprising 20 ‘Core’ Partners and 52 ‘Affiliate’ Partners, of whom 25 are leading European universities or research institutes;
  • London Business School on its IT procurement requirements. He is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI), which advises Ministers on opening up opportunities for greater re-use of Government information.
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Peter has over 20 years of experience of advising on publishing matters, IT and brand licensing. Among his clients are leading national museums and galleries.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • the British Library on its Newspaper Digitisation Project a partnership with brightsolid online technology, owned by DC Thomson, for the digitisation of up to 40m pages of the Library's newspaper archive (see the British Library announcement here);
  • the National Maritime Museum on its sponsorship arrangements;
  • the Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum on their joint procurement of security services.

He was a co-founder is a and former chair of the Museums Copyright Group (MCG), and is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI), which advises Ministers on opening up opportunities for greater re-use of Government information. He also represents the firm in its membership of the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA).

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Recent Articles

28 November 2014 PPA business information summit Peter Wienand
15 July 2014 UK Copyright infringement exceptions – how the changes will affect you. Peter Wienand
05 September 2013 Higher Education Bulletin Autumn 2013 Peter Wienand
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Peter Wienand

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7293
Email:  
peter.wienand@farrer.co.uk
Secretary: 
sarah.coombes@farrer.co.uk

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Accreditations

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Legal 500

Career

Trained at Farrer & Co, qualified in 1988 and made a partner in 1995

Education

St John’s College, Oxford

Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute (IPI); Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA); The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI); Museums Copyright Group; Collections Trust