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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Intellectual Property Law 4th ed isbn 9780199645558

Intellectual Property Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780199292042
New Edition ISBN: 9780199645558
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199264309
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Bently and Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on intellectual property law. The book's all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off and confidentiality, it also takes account of a wide range of academic opinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgments about the key principles.

The authors' particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible, and the text is further enlivened with illustrations and diagrams.

  • 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
  • Includes lively diagrams and illustrations to illuminate difficult concepts and help students relate to the subject
  • Anticipates new developments in the field in more depth than other textbooks, ensuring that readers are able to make informed judgments about forthcoming changes in the law, and understand the direction in which IP is moving
New to this edition

  • Fully updated to incorporate all of the latest changes in the field, including the implementation of performers' moral rights, the implementation of the EC enforcement directive, and the EC directive on artists' resale royalty
  • Case law at the ECJ will be fully updated, particularly in the fields of databases and trade marks, and coverage of developments in TRIPS interpretation will also be included
  • More illustrations are included to help the book suit a variety of learning styles and bring the subject to life
  • Main headings are set out at the beginning of each chapter, in order to help reader navigation
  • Sample patent application to be incorporated to help aid students' understanding of this complicated topic
This edition:-
  • includes further illustrations and diagrams to help aid reader understanding and illustrate key concepts
  • includes a sample patent application to help students understand this particularly complex topic
  • takes account of the latest changes in the field, including the implementation of performers' moral rights, the implementation of the EC enforcement directive, and the EC directive on artists' resale royalty
  • examines developments in case law at the ECJ, particularly in relation to trade marks and databases
  • accomodates developments in TRIPS interpretation
In short, any serious scholar of intellectual property law, along with practitioners working in the area, will find that this book is an invaluable mine of information on all topics relating to IP law.

Intellectual Property Law
Part I Copyright
2. Introduction to copyright
3. Subject matter
4. Criteria for protection
5. Authorship and first ownership
6. Nature of the rights
7. Duration of copyright
8. Infringement
9. Defences
10. Moral rights
11. Exploitation and use of copyright
12. Limits on exploitation
13. Related rights: performer's rights, database right, technological measures, rights management, information, public lending right, and the droit de suite

Part II Patents
14. Introduction to patents
15. The nature of a patent
16. Procedure for grant of a patent
17. Patentable subject matter
18. Novelty
19. Inventive step
20. Internal requirements for patentability
21. Ownership
22. Infringement
23. Patent exploitation
24. Rights related to patents

Part III The legal regulation of designs
25. Acquiring registered design protection in the United Kingdom and the community
26. The community concept of design
27. Grounds of invalidity: Novelty, individual character, and relative grounds
28. The rights of a proprietor of a UK registered design, a registered community design, and unregistered community design
29. Copyright protection for designs
30. Unregistered design right

Part IV Trade marks and passing off
31. Introduction to passing off and trade marks
32. Passing off
33. Misrepresentation
34. Damage
35. Trade mark registration
36. Subject matter
37. Absolute grounds for refusal
38. Relative grounds for refusal
39. Revocation
40. Infringement
41. Trade mark defences
42. Exploitation and use of trade marks
43. Geographical indications of origin
Part V Confidential information
44. Is the information capable of being protected?
45. Obligation of confidence
46. Breach, defences, and remedies

Part VI Litigation and remedies
47. Litigation
48. Civil and criminal remedies