Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice

Paperback | January 1, 2011

byKathy Bowrey, Michael Handler, Dianne Nicol

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Intellectual property laws now impact on our daily lives in much more obvious ways than in the past and affect the way we access or engage with technology, medicine, nature, education and entertainment. This text uses broader social and economic contexts to locate the black letter law in theeveryday, making it an accessible introduction that will equip students with a foundation of legal knowledge for either entry level legal practice or to progress into more specialised postgraduate study of intellectual property law.In relation to the key areas - copyright, design, patent, trade mark, confidential information and deceptive and misleading conduct - the book covers:* a policy overview of the legal category, its history and emerging trends* an explanation of the structure of the legislation and associated rights* leading case extracts to elucidate key legal principles and tensions* discussion of the law in practice and the administration of the rights

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Intellectual property laws now impact on our daily lives in much more obvious ways than in the past and affect the way we access or engage with technology, medicine, nature, education and entertainment. This text uses broader social and economic contexts to locate the black letter law in theeveryday, making it an accessible introductio...

Kathy Bowrey is Associate Dean of Research, and a Professor within the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property; technology and innovation; globalisation and domestic law reform; critical theory; legal theory; Indigenous rights law and cultural policy; and cyberlaw (espe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019556930X

ISBN - 13:9780195569308

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Australian Intellectual Property Law in the Global Marketplace2. Introduction to Copyright Law3. Copyright Subject Matter4. Ownership, Exploitation and Other Rights5. Infringement of Copyright6. Other Rights of Creators7. Registered Designs8. Patent Law: Justification, History and Context9. The Subject Matter of Patentable Inventions: Manner of Manufacture10. The Patent Criteria11. Disclosure and Claiming Requirements12. Patent Ownership, Rights and Limitations13. Trade Secrets - Protection of Confidential Information14. Trade Marks, Passing Off and Protecting Trade Reputation: History, Justifications and Context15. Passing Off and Consumer Protection Legislation16. Registered Trade Marks: Procedural And Substantive Requirements for Registration17. Registered Trade Marks: Infringement, Defences, Loss of Rights and Exploitation18. Intellectual Property Litigation and Remedies