Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy: Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial Designs
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Price: Out of print
Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy provides a comprehensive overview of Canadian law relating to trademarks, copyright and industrial designs, along with strategic, practice-oriented commentary regarding how such laws can best be used for business advantage.
This book provides a unique, strategic, transnational approach to protecting IP rights in Canada for legal practitioners outside Canada. It is a single, unified source for trademark, copyright, and industrial design law in Canada, including detailed analysis of the processes required to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection, with helpful examples drawn from the author's extensive practice experience.
Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy is organized into three parts:-
- The first part of the book is devoted to trademarks. The book, in addition to providing an overview of Canadian trademark law, deals with how a foreign trademark owner can use the system most advantageously. The initial focus is on acquisition of rights while later chapters describe the best strategies to maintain and protect trademark rights in Canada.
- The second part of the book is devoted to copyright, with a broad, business-oriented treatment that reflects the potentially far-reaching impact of the law. The approach is of a general commercial nature, emphasizing how rights can be protected in Canada. Specific attention is given to understanding which rights are available and the steps that should be taken to protect those rights, whether by means of the appropriate assignments and registrations, or enforcement actions in the Canadian courts.
- The third part of the book focuses on industrial designs, and explains what needs to be done and when by manufacturers to protect their products. The emphasis is on the steps required to protect and assert rights against infringers.