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Intellectual Property for Paralegals : The Law of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and Trade Secrets

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781401842871

ISBN10:
1401842879
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/6/2004
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Delmar Learning

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Summary

This book will be a valuable resource to practicing paralegals for whom is it critical to have a sound working knowledge of intellectual law. The many practical forms, agreements, checklists, case summaries, and charts illustrate the principals presented, promoting a clear understanding of the four major areas of intellectual property law-trademarks, copyrights, patents, and unfair competition. Discussions of each field conclude with a section on the new and emerging issues in that field and then an overview of international applications, including the methods by which intellectual property can be protected in other countries. On-line Companion for this text includes Appendices A-E, chapter summaries, trivia, and Internet resources.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxv
List of Exhibits
xxvii
Part I Introduction to Intellectual Property
1(16)
Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
3(14)
Chapter Overview
3(1)
Intellectual Property Law Basics
3(1)
Types of Intellectual Property
4(4)
Agencies Responsible for Intellectual Property Registration
8(1)
International Organizations, Agencies, and Treaties
9(2)
The Increasing Importance of Intellectual Property Rights
11(1)
Trivia
11(1)
Chapter Summary
12(1)
Case Illustration-Policies Underlying Intellectual Property Law
12(1)
Case Study and Activities
12(1)
Role of Paralegal
13(1)
Internet Resources
14(1)
Discussion Questions
15(2)
Part II The Law of Trademarks
17(142)
Foundations of Trademark Law
19(21)
Chapter Overview
19(1)
Introduction
19(1)
Purpose and Function of Trademarks
20(1)
Types of Marks: Trademarks, Service Marks, Certification Marks, and Collective Marks
21(1)
Acquisition of Trademark Rights
22(2)
Common Law Rights, Federal Registration Under the Lanham Act, Laws and Treaties Governing Trademarks, and State Trademark Rights
24(2)
Categories of Marks
26(2)
Trade Names and Business Names
28(1)
Protectable Matter
29(3)
Exclusions from Trademark Protection
32(3)
United States Patent and Trademark Office
35(1)
Trivia
36(1)
Chapter Summary
37(1)
Case Illustration-Categories of Marks
37(1)
Case Study and Activities
37(1)
Role of Paralegal
38(1)
Internet Resources
38(1)
Discussion Questions
39(1)
Trademark Selection and Searching
40(13)
Chapter Overview
40(1)
Selecting and Evaluating a Mark
40(1)
The Trademark Search
41(9)
Trivia
50(1)
Chapter Summary
50(1)
Case Illustration---Necessity of Trademark Search
50(1)
Case Study and Activities
51(1)
Role of Paralegal
51(1)
Internet Resources
51(1)
Discussion Questions
52(1)
The Trademark Registration Process
53(31)
Chapter Overview
53(1)
Preparing the Application
53(12)
Filing the Application, Docketing Critical Dates, and Initial Role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
65(2)
The Examination Process
67(5)
Postexamination Procedure
72(4)
Registration
76(1)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Monitoring System
77(3)
Trivia
80(1)
Chapter Summary
80(1)
Case Illustration---Use in Commerce
80(1)
Case Study and Activities
81(1)
Role of Paralegal
81(1)
Internet Resources
82(1)
Discussion Questions
83(1)
Postregistration Procedures, Trademark Maintenance, and Transfer of Rights to Marks
84(22)
Chapter Overview
84(1)
The Affidavit of Continued Use
85(1)
The Affidavit of Incontestability
86(1)
Renewal of Registrations
87(1)
Docketing Requirements
87(2)
Loss of Trademark Rights
89(1)
Trademark Use and Compliance Policies
90(2)
Trademark Policing and Maintenance
92(1)
Use of Marks Owned by Third Parties
93(1)
Transfer of Ownership or Rights in Trademarks
94(8)
Trivia
102(1)
Chapter Summary
102(1)
Case Illustration---Genericide
103(1)
Case Study and Activities
103(1)
Role of Paralegal
103(1)
Internet Resources
104(1)
Discussion Questions
105(1)
Inter Partes Proceedings, Infringement, and Dilution
106(24)
Chapter Overview
106(1)
Inter Partes Proceedings
107(5)
Infringement of Trademarks
112(10)
Dilution of Trademarks
122(2)
Related Trademark Claims
124(2)
Trivia
126(1)
Chapter Summary
126(1)
Case Illustration---Infringement Analysis
127(1)
Case Study and Activities
127(1)
Role of Paralegal
128(1)
Internet Resources
128(1)
Discussion Questions
129(1)
New Developments in Trademark Law
130(14)
Chapter Overview
130(1)
The Internet
131(1)
Protecting a Domain Name
132(5)
Hyperlinking and the First Amendment
137(1)
Other Cyberspace Trademark Issues
138(2)
Trivia
140(1)
Chapter Summary
140(1)
Case Illustration---Domain Name Infringement
141(1)
Case Study and Activities
141(1)
Role of Paralegal
142(1)
Internet Resources
142(1)
Discussion Questions
142(2)
International Trademark Law
144(15)
Chapter Overview
144(1)
Applications in the United States Based on Foreign Applications and Registrations
145(3)
Securing Trademark Protection in Foreign Countries
148(5)
Effects of New International Agreements (NAFTA and TRIPs)
153(1)
International Associations
154(1)
Trivia
155(1)
Chapter Summary
155(1)
Case Illustration---Presumption of Abandonment if Nonuse for Three Years
156(1)
Case Study and Activities
156(1)
Role of Paralegal
156(1)
Internet Resources
157(1)
Discussion Questions
158(1)
Part III The Law of Copyrights
159(136)
Foundations of Copyright Law
161(7)
Chapter Overview
161(1)
Introduction
161(2)
Common Law Rights and Rights Under the 1976 Copyright Act
163(1)
The United States Copyright Office
164(1)
Trivia
165(1)
Chapter Summary
165(1)
Case Illustration---Purpose of Copyright Law
166(1)
Case Study and Activities
166(1)
Role of Paralegal
166(1)
Internet Resources
167(1)
Discussion Questions
167(1)
The Subject Matter of Copyright
168(16)
Chapter Overview
168(1)
Introduction
168(1)
Originality of Material
168(1)
Fixation of Material
169(1)
Works of Authorship
170(4)
Exclusions from Copyright Protection
174(3)
Compilations, Collections, and Derivative Works
177(3)
Trivia
180(1)
Chapter Summary
180(1)
Case Illustration-Nonprotectability of Ideas
181(1)
Case Study and Activities
181(1)
Role of Paralegal
181(1)
Internet Resources
182(1)
Discussion Questions
182(2)
The Rights Afforded by Copyright Law
184(15)
Chapter Overview
184(1)
Introduction
184(1)
Rights of Reproduction
185(1)
Rights to Prepare Derivative Works
185(1)
Rights of Distribution and the First Sale Doctrine
186(2)
Rights to Perform the Work Publicly
188(3)
Rights to Display the Work Publicly
191(1)
Rights to Perform Copyrighted Sound Recordings
191(1)
Other Limitations on Exclusive Rights
192(1)
Moral Rights and the Visual Artists Rights Act
193(1)
Compulsory Licenses
194(1)
Trivia
195(1)
Chapter Summary
195(1)
Case Illustration-Authors' Moral Rights
196(1)
Case Study and Activities
196(1)
Role of Paralegal
197(1)
Internet Resources
197(1)
Discussion Questions
197(2)
Copyright Ownership, Transfers, and Duration
199(16)
Chapter Overview
199(1)
Copyright Ownership Issues
199(1)
Joint Works
200(1)
Ownership in Derivative or Collective Works
201(1)
Works Made for Hire
202(3)
Transfers of Copyright
205(2)
Termination of Transfers of Copyright
207(2)
Duration of Copyright
209(2)
Trivia
211(1)
Chapter Summary
212(1)
Case Illustration---Joint Authors
212(1)
Case Study and Activities
213(1)
Role of Paralegal
213(1)
Internet Resources
214(1)
Discussion Questions
214(1)
Copyright Registration, Searching Copyright Office Records, and Notice of Copyright
215(23)
Chapter Overview
215(1)
Introduction
216(1)
The Application for Copyright Registration
216(5)
Deposit Materials
221(4)
The Application Process and Registration of Copyright
225(3)
Searching Copyright Office Records
228(1)
Obtaining Copyright Office Records and Deposit Materials
229(1)
Copyright Notice
230(4)
Trivia
234(1)
Chapter Summary
234(1)
Case Illustration---Defective Copyright Notice and Release into Public Domain
235(1)
Case Study and Activities
235(1)
Role of Paralegal
236(1)
Internet Resources
236(1)
Discussion Questions
237(1)
Copyright Infringement
238(19)
Chapter Overview
238(1)
Introduction
238(1)
Elements of Infringement
239(4)
Contributory Infringement and Vicarious Infringement
243(1)
Defenses to Infringement
243(6)
Infringement Actions
249(1)
Remedies for Infringement
250(2)
Trivia
252(1)
Chapter Summary
253(1)
Case Illustration-Fair Use
254(1)
Case Study and Activities
254(1)
Role of Paralegal
255(1)
Internet Resources
255(1)
Discussion Questions
256(1)
New Developments in Copyright Law and the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act
257(28)
Chapter Overview
257(1)
Introduction
258(1)
Copyright Protection for Computer Programs
258(6)
Copyright Protection for Automated Databases
264(1)
Copyright in the Electronic Age
265(4)
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
269(2)
Musical Notes
271(4)
Recent Developments in Copyright Law
275(2)
Terms of the Trade
277(1)
Vessel Hull Protection
277(1)
Semiconductor Chip Protection
278(2)
Trivia
280(1)
Chapter Summary
280(1)
Case Illustration-The Safe Harbor of the DMCA
281(1)
Case Study and Activities
282(1)
Role of Paralegal
282(1)
Internet Resources
283(1)
Discussion Questions
284(1)
International Copyright Law
285(10)
Chapter Overview
285(1)
Introduction
285(1)
The Berne Convention
286(1)
Treaties Supplementing the Berne Convention: The WIPO Treaties
287(1)
The Uruguay Round Agreements Act
288(1)
The Universal Copyright Convention
289(1)
Trade Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
289(1)
Gray Market Goods
290(1)
Summary of United States Relations with Foreign Nations
290(1)
Trivia
291(1)
Chapter Summary
291(1)
Case Illustration---Territorial Limits of Copyright Act
292(1)
Case Study and Activities
292(1)
Role of Paralegal
293(1)
Internet Resources
293(1)
Discussion Questions
294(1)
Part IV The Law of Patents
295(96)
Foundations of Patent Law
297(19)
Chapter Overview
297(1)
Introduction
297(1)
Rights Under Federal Law
298(1)
United States Patent and Trademark Office
299(1)
Patentability
300(8)
Design Patents
308(1)
Plant Patents
309(2)
Double Patenting
311(1)
The Orphan Drug Act
312(1)
Trivia
312(1)
Chapter Summary
312(1)
Case Illustration-Requirement of Usefulness
313(1)
Case Study and Activities
313(1)
Role of Paralegal
314(1)
Internet Resources
314(1)
Discussion Questions
314(2)
Patent Searches and Applications
316(32)
Chapter Overview
316(1)
Patent Searching
316(2)
The Patent Application Process
318(11)
Prosecuting the Application
329(7)
Postissuance Actions
336(7)
Term and Maintenance of Patents
343(1)
Trivia
344(1)
Chapter Summary
344(1)
Case Illustration-Scope of Patent Claims
345(1)
Case Study and Activities
345(1)
Role of Paralegal
346(1)
Internet Resources
346(1)
Discussion Questions
347(1)
Patent Ownership and Transfer
348(10)
Chapter Overview
348(1)
Ownership Rights
348(1)
Sole and Joint Inventors
349(1)
Disputes over Inventorship
349(1)
Inventions Made by Employees and Independent Contractors
350(1)
Assignment of Patent Rights
351(1)
Licensing of Patent Rights
351(2)
Invention Developers and Promoters
353(1)
Trivia
354(1)
Chapter Summary
354(1)
Case Illustration---Joint Inventorship
355(1)
Case Study and Activities
355(1)
Role of Paralegal
356(1)
Internet Resources
356(1)
Discussion Questions
357(1)
Patent Infringement
358(15)
Chapter Overview
358(1)
Direct Infringement, Inducement to Infringe, and Contributory Infringement
358(2)
The First Sale or Exhaustion Doctrine
360(1)
Claims Interpretation
360(3)
Defenses to Infringement
363(1)
Remedies for Infringement
364(2)
Resolving an Infringement Dispute
366(1)
Patent Infringement Litigation
367(2)
Trivia
369(1)
Chapter Summary
369(1)
Case Illustration-Inducement of Infringement
369(1)
Case Study and Activities
370(1)
Role of Paralegal
370(1)
Internet Resources
371(1)
Discussion Questions
371(2)
New Developments and International Patent Law
373(18)
Chapter Overview
373(1)
New Developments in Patent Law
374(3)
Introduction to International Patent Protection
377(1)
The Paris Convention
378(1)
The Patent Cooperation Treaty
379(4)
The European Patent Organization
383(1)
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
384(1)
The Patent Law Treaty
385(1)
Foreign Filing Licenses
385(1)
Applications for United States Patents by Foreign Applicants
386(1)
Trivia
386(1)
Chapter Summary
387(1)
Case Illustration---Foreign Filings
387(1)
Case Study and Activities
388(1)
Role of Paralegal
388(1)
Internet Resources
389(1)
Discussion Questions
389(2)
Part V The Law of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
391(52)
Trade Secrets Law
393(21)
Chapter Overview
393(1)
Introduction
393(3)
Determination of Trade Secret Status
396(2)
Liability for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
398(2)
Employer-Employee Relationships
400(2)
Protection for Submissions
402(2)
Defenses to Trade Secret Misappropriation
404(1)
Remedies for Misappropriation
405(1)
Trade Secret Litigation
405(2)
Trade Secret Protection Programs
407(2)
New and International Developments in Trade Secrets Law
409(1)
Trivia
410(1)
Chapter Summary
410(1)
Case Illustration-The Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure
411(1)
Case Study and Activities
411(1)
Role of Paralegal
412(1)
Internet Resources
412(1)
Discussion Questions
413(1)
Unfair Competition
414(18)
Chapter Overview
414(1)
Introduction
414(2)
Passing Off
416(1)
Misappropriation
417(1)
Right of Publicity
417(5)
False Advertising
422(3)
Product Disparagement
425(1)
Dilution
425(1)
Infringement of Trade Dress
426(1)
International Protection Against Unfair Competition
427(1)
Trivia
428(1)
Chapter Summary
428(1)
Case Illustration-False Advertising
429(1)
Case Study and Activities
429(1)
Role of Paralegal
429(1)
Internet Resources
430(1)
Discussion Questions
430(2)
Intellectual Property Audits and Due Diligence Reviews
432(11)
Chapter Overview
432(1)
Introduction
432(1)
Practical Aspects of Intellectual Property Audits
433(1)
Conducting the Audit
434(4)
Postaudit Activity
438(1)
Trivia
438(1)
Chapter Summary
439(1)
Case Illustration-Value of Trademark
439(1)
Case Study and Activities
439(1)
Role of Paralegal
440(1)
Internet Resources
440(1)
Discussion Questions
441(2)
Glossary 443(20)
Index 463


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