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Intellectual Property Law Directions

Second Edition

Helen Norman

May 2014

ISBN: 9780199688104

592 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Directions

Price: £42.99

Intellectual Property Law is written in an informal, engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. It focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces.

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Intellectual Property Law is written in an informal, engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. It focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Helen Norman, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol

Helen Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol. She has taught intellectual property for over 20 years to undergraduate, postgraduate and post-professional law students and to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students, at UK and overseas universities.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: General matters
    1:General Introduction
    2:Enforcement of intellectual property rights
    Part 2: Breach of confidence
    3:Breach of confidence
    Part 3: Patents
    4:Introduction to patents
    5:Patentability
    6:Infringement of patents
    Part 4: Copyright and related rights
    7:An introduction to copyright
    8:Subsistence of copyright
    9:Infringement of copyright
    10:Moral rights and performers' rights
    Part 5: Designs
    11:Designs
    Part 6: Trade marks
    12:Introduction to trade marks
    13:Passing off
    14:Registration of trade marks
    15:Infringement of trade marks
    16:Exhaustion of rights
    Part 7: Property rights and exploitation
    17:Dealings in intellectual property rights
    18:Protection for image, character and personality merchandising

Reviews

As with other books in the Directions series, the key strengths of this book are its learning features. Different students have different learning preferences and the examples, tables and diagrams, thinking points and reflective questions mean that this book has something for everyone. - Debra Brown, Principal Lecturer in Law, Leicester De Montfort Law School

Helen Norman's book is a very well written book and ideal reading for undergraduate students. - Stavroula Karapapa, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Reading