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Bently & Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The authors' all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off, and confidentiality, but also takes account of a wide range of academic opinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgements about key principles. The particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible.
Lionel Bently, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property, University of Cambridge,Brad Sherman, Professor of Law and Deputy Head of School (Research), Griffith University
Lionel Bently is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law
Brad Sherman is Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Deputy Head of School (Resarch) at Griffith University, Australia.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part I Copyright 2. Introduction to copyright 3. Subject matter 4. Criteria for protection 5. Authorship and first ownership 6. Nature of the rights 7. Duration of copyright 8. Infringement 9. Defences 10. Moral rights 11. Exploitation and use of copyright 12. Limits on exploitation 13. Related rights: performer's rights, database right, technological measures, rights management, information, public lending right, and the droit de suite Part II Patents 14. Introduction to patents 15. The nature of a patent 16. Procedure for grant of a patent 17. Patentable subject matter 18. Novelty 19. Inventive step 20. Internal requirements for patentability 21. Ownership 22. Infringement 23. Exploitation 24. Rights related to patents Part III The legal regulation of designs 25. Acquiring registered design protection in the United Kingdom and the European Community 26. The Community concept of design 27. Grounds for invalidity: novelty, individual character, and relative grounds 28. The rights of a proprietor of a UK registered design, a registered Community design, and unregistered Community design 29. Copyright protection for designs 30. Unregistered design right Part IV Trade marks and passing off 31. Introduction to passing off and trade marks 32. Passing off 33. Misrepresentation 34. Damage 35. Trade mark registration 36. Subject matter 37. Absolute grounds for refusal 38. Relative grounds for refusal 39. Revocation 40. Infringement 41. Trade mark defences 42. Exploitation and use of trade marks 43. Geographical indications of origin Part V Confidential information 44. Is the information capable of being protected? 45. Obligation of confidence 46. Breach, defences, and remedies Part VI Litigation and remedies 47. Litigation 48. Civil and criminal remedies