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Vol 22 No 9 Sept/Oct 2017

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Design Protection 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780566075537
ISBN: 0566075539
Published: August 1996
Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The importance of design in modern industry and commerce is becoming ever more clearly recognised world wide. With that realization comes recognition of the damage done by copying. To combat plagiarism, it is essential that designers, managers and company directors understand the range of legal protection available. Patents, trade marks, design registration, copyright and design right are the chief means by which intellectual property rights may be protected. Added to that is the common law right of ""passing off"". All these methods are covered in this new edition of the standard work on this subject.;The book offers guidance on design protection, from patenting inventions to protecting styles and brands. It covers the content of the Trade Marks Act 1994.;Michael Edwardes-Evans and Geoffrey Adams acted as consultants for this reworked edition. It contains checklists for designers and managers, which look at what to do if a design is copied, and a chart which shows design protection legislation in EU countries.

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Contents:
Design and the law; patent law; design registration; copyright; design right; trade marks, brand names company symbols and logotypes; ""passing off"", slander of goods and fair trading; especially for manufacturers; especially for designers; protection by categories of products; design protection in the European Community and internationally; international treaties; organizations concerned with design protection. Appendix A - Registered Designs Act 1949 as amended; Appendix B - copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, extract relating to artistic works, designs and design right.