Intellectual Property Law aims to provide a comprehensive text on all aspects of this field. The first part looks at the complexities of copyright law, from authorship and first ownership to infringements and defences. It also covers moral and related rights. The second part looks exclusively at passing off. Then the text turns to trade marks. It examines the absolute grounds for refusal and the relative grounds for refusal of registration. It looks in detail at infringement and loss of registration of trade marks, and this part of the book ends with an examination of defences to trade mark infringement. The next part is about patents. After an introduction to patents the text analyses ownership and infringement of patents. The text then moves on to confidential information, in other words, trade secrets. Designs are examined after this. The final few chapters are about the exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property. The text concludes.
Keywords:copyright law, infringements, defences, moral rights, passing off, trade marks, patents, confidential information, trade secrets, designs, intellectual property
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- Part 1 Introduction
- Part 2 Copyright
- Part 3 Passing Off
- Part 4 Trade Marks
- Part 5 Patents
- Part 6 Confidential Information
- Part 7 Designs
- Part 8 Exploitation and enforcement