The Palgrave Law Masters series is a long-established list of titles providing clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors.
This sixth edition of Intellectual Property Law has been thoroughly updated to reflect the recent developments in this intricate and technical area of commercial law. All key aspects of the topic are covered, including copyright, designs, patents, trade marks, passing off and breach of confidence. With backgrounds in both academic teaching and top legal practice, the author team combines to produce a work which is both intellectually stimulating and highly practical.
The new edition includes a new expanded section on privacy. The book is an ideal course companion for undergraduates and postgraduates on law and business-related courses. It is also a useful reference for company secretaries, in-house lawyers and contracts managers.
TINA HART is Director of Postgraduate Academic Courses at the University of Huddersfield, UK, where she teaches Intellectual Property and Competition Law. SIMON CLARK is Head of Intellectual Property at the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner and is a leading authority on all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular specialisation in designs. He is the secretary of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association and a member of the Editorial Board of Copyright World, for which he regularly writes articles. LINDA FAZZANI was the former head of Intellectual Property at Berwin Leighton Paisner.
PART I: PATENTS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.- Patents.- Patentability (1).- Patentability (2).- Ownership.- Protecting the Patent.- Breach of Confidence.- PART II: TRADE MARKS AND PASSING OFF.- Trade Marks.- Registration of Trade Marks.- Protection of Trade Marks.- Passing Off.- Trade Marks International Provisions.- PART III: PATENTS AND DESIGN.- Copyright.- Subsistence (1).- Subsistence (2).- Infringement.- Defences.- Ownership and Duration of Copyright, Moral Rights and Artist's Resale Right.- Database Rights.- Performance Rights.- United Kingdom Unregistered Designs Right.- Unregistered Community Design Right.- United Kingdom and Community Registered Design.- PART IV: COMPETITION.- Intellectual Property and Competition Law.