Intellectual Property Law by Lionel BentlyIntellectual Property Law by Lionel Bently

Intellectual Property Law

byLionel Bently, Brad Sherman

Paperback | January 7, 2015

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Bently and Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The authors' all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off, and confidentiality, but also takes account of a wide range of academicopinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgements about key principles. The particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible.
Lionel Bently is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law. Brad Sherman is Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Deputy Head of School (Resarch) at Griffith University, Australia.
Title:Intellectual Property LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1250 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:January 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199645558

ISBN - 13:9780199645558


Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I Copyright2. Introduction to copyright3. Subject matter4. Criteria for protection5. Authorship and first ownership6. Nature of the rights7. Duration of copyright8. Infringement9. Defences10. Moral rights11. Exploitation and use of copyright12. Limits on exploitation13. Related rights: performer's rights, database right, technological measures, rights management, information, public lending right, and the droit de suitePart II Patents14. Introduction to patents15. The nature of a patent16. Procedure for grant of a patent17. Patentable subject matter18. Novelty19. Inventive step20. Internal requirements for patentability21. Ownership22. Infringement23. Exploitation24. Rights related to patentsPart III The legal regulation of designs25. Acquiring registered design protection in the United Kingdom and the European Community26. The Community concept of design27. Grounds for invalidity: novelty, individual character, and relative grounds28. The rights of a proprietor of a UK registered design, a registered Community design, and unregistered Community design29. Copyright protection for designs30. Unregistered design rightPart IV Trade marks and passing off31. Introduction to passing off and trade marks32. Passing off33. Misrepresentation34. Damage35. Trade mark registration36. Subject matter37. Absolute grounds for refusal38. Relative grounds for refusal39. Revocation40. Infringement41. Trade mark defences42. Exploitation and use of trade marks43. Geographical indications of originPart V Confidential information44. Is the information capable of being protected?45. Obligation of confidence46. Breach, defences, and remediesPart VI Litigation and remedies47. Litigation48. Civil and criminal remedies

Editorial Reviews

"Intellectual Property Law is an indispensable text for anyone studying this complex but intriguing area of law. It is extremely well-written in an engaging and thought provoking way. The authors also ensure, by including number references, that it can also form the basis of further andindependent research." --Student Law Journal 17/11/2008