"Intellectual Property Law" provides an introduction to the highly complex and technical area of commercial law that covers the world of copyright, patents and trade mark law. Written in a lively and accessible style, it covers the topics comprehensively yet succinctly. The authors combine their backgrounds in academic teaching and top private legal practice, to produce both an intellectually stimulating and practical introduction to the subject. This new edition has been updated throughout.
Table of Contents
Preface - Table of Cases - Table of Statutes - Table of Statutory Instruments - Table of European and International Legislation - Introduction - PART I: PATENTS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - Patents - Patentability (1) - Patentability (2) - Ownership - Protecting the Patent - Breach of Confidence - PART II: TRADE MARKS AND PASSING OFF - Trade Marks - Registration of Trade Marks - Protection of Trade Marks - Passing Off - Character Merchandising - Trade Marks - International Provisions - PART III: COPYRIGHT AND DESIGN - Copyright - Subsistence (1) - Subsistence (2) - Infringement - Defences - Ownership and Duration of Copyright and Moral Rights - Performance Rights - Registered Designs - Unregistered Designs - PART IV: COMPETITION - Intellectual Property and Competition Law - PART V: FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS - The Future of Intellectual Property - Bibliography - Index
TINA HART is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby, UK, where she teaches the Law of Tort, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law. She has taught in both further and higher education and is experienced in teaching courses to a wide range of students. LINDA FAZZANI was a Consultant at Berwin Leighton Paisner law firm, where she headed the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group. SIMON CLARK is a Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner law firm and is a leading authority on all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular specialization in d