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The International Protection of Designs

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ISBN13: 9789041197832
ISBN: 9041197834
Published: November 2000
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £96.00



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Design is integral to our everyday lives to the extent that sometimes we are scarcely aware of it. It is manifest in every industrial sector from clothing to furniture, packaging to jewellery, household goods to toys, while at the same time it is intrinsic to the purely aesthetic domain of the visual arts. This book examines the ways in which the creators of such designs may seek to protect their work from exploitation across national boundaries. The work provides a basic introduction to the international legal instruments by which international protection for designs may be secured. It analyses both the Hague Agreement concerning industrial designs, which sets out a procedure for international deposits, and the Berne Convention covering literary and artistic works, which provides wider protection without registration formalities. The analysis includes the principles underpinning these instruments, the scope of protection offered, the conditions and formalities required, and the way in which the instruments interface with national intellectual property legislation. Lists of parties to the instruments and the text of the instruments themselves are included in annex.

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Contents:
Introduction. Part I. The Hague Agreement Concerning The International Deposit Of Industrial Designs.
1. Ownership of an International Deposit.
2. Classification of an International Deposit.
3. Requirements for an International Deposit.
Chapter 4. Cost of an International Deposit.
5. Examination of the International Deposit.
6. Other Changes Concerning the International Deposit.
Chapter 7. Effects of the International Deposit.
8. Duration, Prolongation and Renewal of the International Deposit.
9. The Revision of the Hague Agreement: The Geneva Act of 1999. Part II. The Berne Convention for the Protection Of Literary and Artistic Works.
1. The Scope of the Berne Convention.
2. The Structure of the Protection Applicable to Purely Artistic Designs.
3. The Structure of the Protection Applicable to Industrial Designs. Annexes. Index.