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Published: 30 October 2018

1520 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198769958

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Intellectual Property Law

Fifth Edition

Lionel Bently, Brad Sherman, Dev Gangjee, and Phillip Johnson

  • Provides a detailed analysis of intellectual property law with reference to a wide range of academic opinion, giving readers a broad context in which to explore the key principles of the subject
  • Writing style is particularly clear - the authors retain clarity whilst including an impressive amount of detail, and discussion of even the most complex areas is lucid and structured
  • Anticipates new developments in the field in more depth than other textbooks, ensuring that readers are able to make informed judgements about forthcoming changes in the law, and understand the direction in which IP is moving

New to this Edition:

  • The latest analysis of the implications of Brexit for intellectual property law
  • New UK case-law on TV formats, fair dealing for reporting current events, along with the Supreme Court decisions of Actavis v. Eli Lilly, Starbucks, and Trunki
  • Takes account of latest CJEU case law, in particular on communication to the public (GS Media, Filmspeler and Pirate Bay), especially with respect to intermediaries
  • Includes treatment of new EU legislation on portability and implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty
  • Incorporates recent legislative changes including the European trade marks regime, including the consolidated EU Trade Mark Regulation, the Trade Secrets Directive, and the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017
  • An update on recent developments in relation to the proposed Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
  • Outlines proposed changes in EU Copyright Package, including proposed new defences, press publisher right, and responsibilities of online platforms
  • A new chapter on the misuse of private information

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