Licensing policies

All licenses granted with the following conditions:

  • That a disclaimer is prominently placed on the final work stating that “This work has been developed independently from and is not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate (IB)”. 
  • That two copies of the final publication are sent to the IB at:

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The IB is not under any obligations to grant licenses allowing others to use its material.

If the IB does not agree with the way in which the material is to be used or does not wish to be associated with the third party requesting material, then a license request will be rejected.

Please note: Non-payment of a license fee within 60 days of the issue of the license renders the license invalid. Use of material without a valid license is infringement and the IB will take legal action. 


Excluded Materials

Please be aware that the IB is not able to grant licenses to use any student material.

Students retain the copyright in all their work and permission must be sort from the students directly if you wish to use their material.  In addition, the IB is unable to give out student data or contact details.

The IB is also not able to grant licenses to use any third-party material found on our website or in our publications. 

The IB will also not grant licenses to use its name, trademarks or logos except in cases where the IB is actively involved in the development of a work.


Contact IB Publishing

If you have a question about publishing or licensing, please get in touch and we'll be happy to give you the information you need.