Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams, and exercises help ...
Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions
series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams, and exercises help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. Intellectual Property Law Directions
focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom intellectual property law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces. This edition includes the latest ECtHR and UK case law developments on breach of confidence and privacy. The text also explains the latest EPO decisions on the patenting of biological processes and the latest EPO/CJEU cases on patenting human embryonic stem cells. It looks at the likely impact of the introduction of unitary patent protection in the EU. The title considers the latest UK Supreme Court decisions on patent infringement, remedies for patent infringement, and originality in copyright. The new edition also looks at changes to the CDPA concerning the duration of protection for industrially exploited artistic works, the duration of protection for sound recordings and performances, and the amendment of defences to copyright infringement as a result of the Hargreaves Report. The EU’s proposed amendments to the Trade Marks Directive and to the Community Trade Mark Regulation are also covered. Finally, the work examines the latest case developments from UK and EU courts on the protection for and infringement of copyright, design right, and trademarks.Less