Recognised as a leading textbook in this field, Intellectual Property offers students unrivalled coverage of all aspects of the intellectual property syllabus making it their essential guide through the intricacies of this dynamic subject. Trusted by generations of students and lecturers alike, students can rely on this book to:
Equip them with a strong understanding of the wealth of domestic, European and International laws which govern each intellectual property right.
Enhance their critical analysis skills through consideration of the ethical influences and policy considerations which impact the future development of IP protection.
Fully support them in their study through a range of engaging and interesting features including key point summaries, further reading suggestions, discussion questions and a glossary of technical terms
David I. Bainbridge is Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Aston University and an honorary member of Hardwicke Building, Lincoln's Inn. He is a member of the British Computer Society and the Intellectual Property Bar Association and also has an extensive background in Engineering and Information Technology.
Part One PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS AND REMEDIES 1 Introduction to intellectual property rights Part Two COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS 2 Background and basic principles 3 Subsistence of copyright 4 Authorship and ownership of copyright 5 Authors' rights 6 Rights, infringement and remedies 7 Defences to copyright infringement and the permitted acts 8 Copyright, computer software and information technology 9 Rights in performances Part Three THE LAW OF BREACH OF CONFIDENCE 10 Law of breach of confidence Part Four PATENT LAW 11 Patent law background, basic principles and practical aspects 12 Requirements for patentability 13 Ownership, dealing with patents, safety and security, and Crown use 14 Patents infringement, remedies and criminal offences 15 Patents defences, groundless threats and revocation Part Five DESIGN LAW 16 What is a design? 17 Community design and the UK registered design 18 The UK unregistered design right Part Six BUSINESS GOODWILL AND REPUTATION 19 Trade marks introduction and background 20 The UK trade mark registrability, etc. 21 The UK trade mark rights, infringement, defences, remedies and criminal offences 22 Community trade mark and the Madrid System 23 Passing off and malicious falsehood Part Seven REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 24 Remedies for infringement of intellectual property rights Part Eight EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON IPR 25 Freedom of movement of goods and services and EU competition law 26 IPR and conflict of laws