This work succeeds in dispelling the mystery that can surround intellectual property law Many clients are often confused by the complex are of ontellectual property. An understanding of intellectual property is important for legal practitioners to safeguard their competitive edge. This highly practical and detailed guide is the first dedicated publication to address the whole of intellectual property law from a uniquely Scottish perspective. Clear and practice-focused advice establishes this title as an essential research tool, illustrating the impact intellectual property has on day-to-day legal issues. By breaking down this area of law into the numerous component parts and explaining each in turn, Intellectual Property Law in Practice concentrates on providing the essential information necessary to handle the vast majority of intellectual property issues. Quick and clear reference is provided with topics such as patent, trade mark and design law divided into substantive and procedural sections, giving straightforward references to other relevant materials.
The practical focus of this work is enhanced with the inclusion of valuable, hands-on appendices, including: * Styles * Forms * Trade Mark Use Classes * Membership of INternational Bodies and Treaties * Free movement Directive and Regulations * List of Useful IP Websites The complete legal reference to intellectual property law as it applies to Sottish practice, in one hard-wearing, portable volume.
* History of intellectual property law in Scotland * Concepts common to all forms of intellectual property * Patents * Patent granting procedure * Trade marks * Passing-off * Copyright * Performers rights and moral rights * Design rights * Confidence and trade secrets * Licensing, assignation and franchising * Free movement and exhaustion of rights * Competition law and intellectual property * E-Commerce, database protection, semiconductor chip protection and intellectual property rights * New plant varieties and protection for bioculture * The way of the future
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