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Cases and Materials on Intellectual Property

Cases and Materials on Intellectual Property
5th Edition
ISBN:  9780421917804
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  21 Jun 2006
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Presents readers with the leading and illustrative IP decisions from the UK courts, the European Patent Office, the Community Trade Mark and Designs Office and the European Court of Justice.

  • Case reports are edited to bring out the kernel of the decision
  • Contains an up-to-date collection of the major legislative materials in IP law, drawn from the UK, EU and international conventions
  • Includes comprehensive tables including a table of European Legislation and a table of International Treaties and Conventions
  • Written by Professor William Cornish, one of the most highly respected academic voices on intellectual property law


Patents for inventions
  • Validity
  • Infringement
  • Ownership and dealings
Confidential information
  • Extent of obligation
  • Categories of protected work
  • Duration
  • Infringement
  • Copyright tribunal
  • Rights in performances
  • Database right
Industrial designs
Trade marks and names
  • Liability at common law: passing off and injurious falsehood
  • Registered trade marks
EEC law and intellectual property
  • Treaty and convention provisions
  • Free movement of goods and intellectual property
  • Free provision of services and intellectual property
  • Application of rules of competition to intellectual property
Enforcement procedures
  • Civil actions
  • Customs authorities


"... another excellent edition from the world-renowned author and academic William Cornish. This book contains all the major cases along with extracts from statutes.. a must for any students studying IP law. Student Law Journal

"... contains all the cases they (students) need in a clear and well ordered format. I would recommend any firm with an intellectual property section of its library to include this book on its shelves." New Law Journal

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