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Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780409348613
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409329384
To be Published: November 2019
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £100.00

Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary is a comprehensive casebook that allows the reader to gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of intellectual property law. The book provides extensive expert commentary and analysis, supported by extracts from key cases and pertinent secondary sources. Questions of policy are examined and discussed throughout the text, linking the various materials and presenting them in a meaningful context.


  • The combination of commentary, secondary sources and case extracts makes content clearly accessible
  • Detailed notes help the reader understand the significance of the cases and other materials
  • Further reading provides a springboard for research and deeper learning
  • Questions throughout challenge the reader and provide a deeper analysis

Intellectual Property Law, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Part 1: Justifications and Preliminaries
Chapter 1: The concept of intellectual property: Why have intellectual property rights?
Chapter 2: The protection of confidential information

Part 2: Copyright and Related Rights
Chapter 3: Copyright: Origins, rationale and basic principles
Chapter 4: Framework of copyright protection
Chapter 5: Exclusive rights and their infringement
Chapter 6: Third parties and protection of rights holders
Chapter 7: Ownership and exploitation of copyright
Chapter 8: International copyright arrangements and new developments
Chapter 9: Industrial designs and artistic works

Part 3: Patents for Inventions and Allied Rights
Chapter 10: The Australian patent system
Chapter 11: Concept of invention
Chapter 12: Patent validity
Chapter 13: Exploitation of patents

Part 4: Trade Marks and Commercial Indications
Chapter 14: Passing off and related actions
Chapter 15: Registered trade marks: origins and rationale
Chapter 16: Registration of trade marks
Chapter 17: Rights given by trade mark registration

Appendix - Sample patent specification