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Holyoak and Torremans Intellectual Property Lawprovides readers with a clear introduction to UK intellectual property law, whilst carefully placing the law in its global context and acknowledging the influence of EU and other international jurisdictions over its development. The book examines the methods and reasoning behind key statutory and case decisions, and provides readers with real life examples of intellectual property law in action, helping to bring the subject to life. Recent developments within the law relating to biotechnology patenting, IT and internet, and trademark, imaging and character rights are explored, providing readers with a cutting edge analysis of the subject. Chapter introductions and concluding overviews help to set the scene and provide a succinct summary of the topic areas, whilst lists of annotated further reading offer the perfect starting point for those who wish to explore a topic further. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which provides weblinks and updates between editions.
Table of Contents
A. Introduction 1. Themes in intellectual property 2. The international and European framework B. Patents 3. Origin, background and international aspects of the patent system 4. Patentability 5. Use and grant in the UK and Europe 6. Infringement and revocation 7. Supplementary protection certificates and the European Union Patent 8. Patents - an overview C. Copyright and related issues 9. An introduction to copyright 10. The various types of copyright and the quality issue 11. Qualification 12. The term of copyright 13. Authorship and ownership of copyright 14. Moral rights 15. Copyright infringement 16. Defences to copyright infringement 17. Rights in performances 18. Dealing in copyright 19. Copyright - an overview D. Designs 20. Design and copyright 21. Registered designs 22. Unregistered designs 23. Designs - an overview E. Trade marks and other image rights 24. Trade marks - an introduction 25. Trade marks - registrability and use 26. Trade marks - infringement and revocation 27. Trade marks - European and international aspects 28. Tortious protection of intellectual property rights F. Issues in intellectual property 29. Confidentiality and trade secrets 30. Computer technology and intellectual property 31. Character merchandising 32. Franchising and intellectual property 33. Remedies in intellectual property litigation