Statement of responsibility: Jeremy Phillips, Alison Firth
ISBN: 0406997578, 9780406997579
Intended audience: Specialized.
Previous ed.: 1995.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
xliv, 443p. ; 22 cm.
Copyright.; Law.; Intellectual property Great Britain.
- PART I; Introduction; 1. What is intellectual property?; 2.
- Protectability of intellectual property; PART II; Inventions; 3. Protecting inventions; 4. Inventions and the patents system; 5. The patentability of an invention; 6. Obtaining a patent; 7. The consequences of obtaining a patent; 8. Infringement and revocation; 9. The patent and legal policy; PART III; Copyright; 10. The concept of copyright; 11. Author's works; 12. Derivative works; 13. Infringement; 14. Subsistence, protection and erosion of copyright; PART IV; Pseudo-Copyright; 15. Public lending right; 16. Resale royalty rights; 17. Performers' protection; 18. Moral rights; PART V; Rights
- in information and reputation; 19. Fair and unfair competition; 20. Breach of confidence and passing off; 21. Registered trademarks; 22. Character merchandising, franchising and sponsorship; PART VI; Some topics of current interest; 23. Problems with new technology; 24. Protection of industrial designs; 25. The protection of plant varieties; 26. Copyright infringement: authorisation and secondary infringement; 27. Intellectual property rights and the European Community; 28. Intellectual property on the international stage; Index
Introduction to Intellectual Property Law includes coverage of the extensive amendments to the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. Also covered are the European Patent Convention, the Patent Co-operation Treaty, the Madrid Agreement, the Agreement on Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the Performances and Phonograms Treaty.