Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198842873

Tanya Aplin; Jennifer Davis
1008 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Oct 2021
Texts, Cases, and Materials
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This book combines extracts from major cases and secondary materials with critical commentary to provide a complete resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of intellectual property law. All areas of intellectual property law in the UK are covered: copyright, trade marks and passing off, confidential information, industrial designs, patent, procedure and enforcement. This book also tackles topical areas, such as the application of intellectual property law to new technologies and character merchandising. While the focus of the book is on intellectual property law in a domestic context, it provides international, EU and comparative law perspectives on major issues. It also addresses the wider policy implications of legislative and judicial developments in the area.


1 An introduction to intellectual property
2 Copyright I: history, justifications, sources of law, and subsistence
3 Copyright II: authorship, ownership, exploitation, term, moral rights, and economic rights
4 Copyright III: infringement, exceptions, and database right
5 Passing off
6 Trade marks I: justifications, registration, and absolute grounds for refusal of registration
7 Trade marks II: the relative grounds for refusal of registration, infringement, and remedies
8 Trade marks III: defences, the loss of a trade mark, and exhaustion of rights
9 Breach of confidence
10 Privacy, personality, and publicity
11 Patents I: justifications, registration, patentable subject matter, and industrial application
12 Patents II: novelty, inventive step, sufficiency, and support
13 Patents III: infringement, exceptions, and entitlement
14 Industrial designs

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