Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative and Industrial Property
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An introductory chapter outlines and compares the various fields of intellectual property law, analyzing their purposes, underlying policies and important differences, as well as their treatment by the courts. Separate sections for each type of intellectual property examine what can be protected, the requirements for protection, the intellectual property owner's rights, limitations on those rights and the standards for establishing infringement.
Concluding chapters provide detailed comparisons of the remedies available under the various intellectual property statutes and at common law, including monetary relief, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, augmented and punitive damages, import exclusion, attorneys' fees and criminal sanctions. Extensive treatment of legislative and regulatory, judicial and international developments is incorporated throughout.
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Table of contents
Overview of Intellectual Property
The TRIPS Agreement, the WTO, and the GATT Uruguay Round
Obtaining Patent Rights
Scope of Patent Rights
Products of Patented Processes
What Is Copyrighted?
Technological Protection for Copyrighted Works
The Nature of Copyright Protection
Copyright Formalities: Notice, Registration and Deposit
Semiconductor Chip Protection
Trademarks and Unfair Competition: What Qualifies for Protection
Scope of Legal Protection of Trademarks and Other Trade Symbols
Protecting and Transferring Trade Symbols: Use, Registration, Assignment, Licensing, and Counterfeiting