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Published: 01 May 2014

592 Pages


ISBN: 9780199688104

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Intellectual Property Law Directions

Second Edition

Helen Norman


  • Practical examples illustrate key statutory provisions in operation and engage students by relating theory to real life experience, encouraging a grounded understanding of intellectual property law
  • Reflective questions are included at the end of each chapter to stimulate classroom discussion and suggested answers are provided online as a guide for how to tackle a question and structure a reasoned and balanced answer
  • Self-test questions and thinking points are integrated into the text to challenge and develop student learning
  • Written by a university lecturer with over 20 years' experience of teaching intellectual property to undergraduate, postgraduate and post-professional law students and to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students, at United Kingdom and overseas institutions
  • An accompanying website provides links to the major intellectual property organisations, suggested answers to reflective questions in the book, a flashcard glossary and sample intellectual property documents

New to this Edition:

  • The latest ECtHR and UK case law developments on breach of confidence and privacy
  • The latest EPO decisions on the patenting of biological processes and and the latest EPO/CJEU cases on patenting human embryonic stem cells
  • The likely impact of the introduction of unitary patent protection in the EU
  • The latest UK Supreme Court decisions on patent infringement, and remedies for patent infringement
  • The latest UK Supreme Court decision on originality in copyright
  • The changes to the CDPA concerning the duration of protection for industrially exploited artistic works, the duration of protection for sound recordings and performances, and the amendment of defences to copyright infringement as a result of the Hargreaves Report
  • The EU's proposed amendments to the Trade Marks Directive and to the Community Trade Mark Regulation
  • The latest case developments from UK and EU courts on the protection for and infringement of copyright, design right and trademarks

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