Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law

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Bently and Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on intellectual property law. The book's all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off and confidentiality, it also takes account of a wide range of academic opinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgments about the key principles. The authors' particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible, and the text is further enlivened with illustrations and diagrams. This edition: - includes further illustrations and diagrams to help aid reader understanding and illustrate key concepts - includes a sample patent application to help students understand this particularly complex topic - takes account of the latest changes in the field, including the implementation of performers' moral rights, the implementation of the EC enforcement directive, and the EC directive on artists' resale royalty - examines developments in case law at the ECJ, particularly in relation to trade marks and databases - accomodates developments in TRIPS interpretation In short, any serious scholar of intellectual property law, along with practitioners working in the area, will find that this book is an invaluable mine of information on all topics relating to IP more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1264 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 58.42mm | 1,837.04g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0199292043
  • 9780199292042
  • 220,780

About Lionel Bently

Brad Sherman the Director of ACIPA (The Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture) and a Professor in Law in the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queenslandshow more

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There is no doubt that this edition, as previous editions of the book, presents helpful reading and is a perfect textbook for students, scholars and practitioners working on and interested in the subject of intellectual property in general. E.I.P.R. This book indeed is an essential textbook for any intellectual property student's library. E.I.P.R. Written by two leading academic intellectual property lawyers, Lionel Bently and Brad Sherman, Intellectual Property Law is a vast and comprehensive consideration of the key intellectual property issues including, where appropriate, their contextual background. Student Law Journal Its written style is also impressive: lucidly explaining the detailed legal and, often, social issues that intellectual property law, in particular, encounters. Fortunately, the authors' written style ensures these issues are not lost within the detail. Student Law Journal Intellectual Property Law is an indispensable text for anyone studying this complex but intriguing area of law. It is extremely well-written in an engaging and thought provoking way. The authors also ensure, by including number references, that it can also form the basis of further and independent research. Student Law Journalshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; PART I COPYRIGHT ; 2. Introduction to copyright ; 3. Subject matter ; 4. Criteria for protection ; 5. Authorship and first ownership ; 6. Nature of the rights ; 7. Duration of copyright ; 8. Infringement ; 9. Defences ; 10. Moral rights ; 11. Exploitation and use of copyright ; 12. Limits on exploitation ; 13. Related rights: performer's rights, database right, technological measures, rights management, information, public lending right, and the droit de suite ; PART II PATENTS ; 14. Introduction to patents ; 15. The nature of a patent ; 16. Procedure for grant of a patent ; 17. Patentable subject matter ; 18. Novelty ; 19. Inventive step ; 20. Internal requirements for patentability ; 21. Ownership ; 22. Infringement ; 23. Exploitation ; 24. Rights related to patents ; PART III THE LEGAL REGULATION OF DESIGNS ; 25. Acquiring registered design protection in the United Kingdom and the European Community ; 26. The Community concept of design ; 27. Grounds for invalidity: novelty, individual character, and relative grounds ; 28. The rights of a proprietor of a UK registered design, a registered Community design, and unregistered Community design ; 29. Copyright protection for designs ; 30. Unregistered design right ; PART IV TRADE MARKS AND PASSING OFF ; 31. Introduction to passing off and trade marks ; 32. Passing off ; 33. Misrepresentation ; 34. Damage ; 35. Trade mark registration ; 36. Subject matter ; 37. Absolute grounds for refusal ; 38. Relative grounds for refusal ; 39. Revocation ; 40. Infringement ; 41. Trade mark defences ; 42. Exploitation and use of trade marks ; 43. Geographical indications of origin ; PART V CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ; 44. Is the information capable of being protected? ; 45. Obligation of confidence ; 46. Breach, defences, and remedies ; PART VI LITIGATION AND REMEDIES ; 47. Litigation ; 48. Civil and criminal remediesshow more

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