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Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780198799801
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198733690
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99

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Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy offers a unique perspective on intellectual property law. It goes beyond an up-to-date account of the law and examines the complex policies that inform and guide modern intellectual property law at the domestic (including Scottish), European and international levels, giving the reader a true insight into the discipline and the shape of things to come. The focus is on contemporary challenges to intellectual property law and policy and the reader is encouraged to engage critically both with the text and the subject matter.

Carefully developed to ensure that the complexities of the subject are addressed in a clear and approachable manner, the extensive use of practical examples, exercises and visual aids throughout the text enliven the subject and stimulate the reader.

Online resources

This book is supported by the following online resources:

  • Guidance on answering the discussion points from the book
  • Online chapters on the following topics:
  • History of unregistered design protection in the UK
  • History of registered design law in the UK to 1988
  • Intellectual property and international private law
  • Web links and further reading

Intellectual Property Law
I. Introduction
1: Intellectual property law: An introduction

II. Copyright
2: Copyright 1: History, rationale, and policy context
3: Copyright 2: Subject matter, first ownership, and term
4: Copyright 3: Economic rights and infringement
5: Copyright 4: Exceptions and limitations
6: Copyright 5: Moral rights, and exploitation of copyright
7: Rights akin to copyright

III. Design Protection
8: Registered designs
9: Unregistered designs

IV. Patents
10: Patent regimes and the application process
11: Patentability
12: The power of a patent

V. Registered Trade Marks
13: Trade mark regimes and the application process
14: Definition of a registrable trade mark, and absolute grounds for refusal/invalidation and revocation
15: Relative grounds for refusal/invalidation, infringement, and defences

VI. Common Law Protection of Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, and Information
16: Passing off
17: Breach of confidence
18: Control of information

VII. Intellectual Property, Free Movement of Goods, and Competition Law in Europe
19: Free movement of goods and intellectual property rights
20: EU competition law and intellectual property

VIII. Enforcement, Remedies, and Cross Border Litigation
21: Enforcement and remedies