Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Related State Doctrines:Cases and Materials on the Law of Intellectual Property / Edition 5

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This is a casebook that covers all the major aspects of American copyright, patent and trademark law as well as those aspects of international intellectual law that are being implemented through treaties to stimulate worldwide protection for works originating in the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587787850
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/31/2004
  • Series: University Casebook Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1025
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
Table of Cases xvii
Part 1 Intellectual Property Law in Context 1
I. The Sources and Limits of Intellectual Property Law 1
II. The Nature and Functions of Intellectual Property Law 6
A. Copyright Law 8
Macaulay, Speech Delivered in the House of Commons, 5 February 1841 8
Breyer, The Uneasy Case for Copyright: A Study of Copyright in Books, Photocopies, and Computer Programs 10
B. Patent Law 15
Machlup, An Economic Review of the Patent System 16
C. Trademark Law 21
Economides, The Economics of Trademarks 21
Part 2 State Law of Intellectual Property 26
I. Rights in Undeveloped Ideas 26
Sellers v. American Broadcasting Co. 26
Olsson, Dreams for Sale 29
A. Theories of Protection 34
Lueddecke v. Chevrolet Motor Co. 34
Downey v. General Foods Corp. 41
B. Limits of Protection: The Place of Ideas in the Competitive Plan 51
Aronson v. Quick Point Pencil Co. 51
II. Unfair Competition 58
A. Theory of Protection 59
1. Passing Off and Secondary Meaning 59
William R. Warner & Co. v. Eli Lilly & Co. 59
Galt House, Inc. v. Home Supply Co. 63
2. Zone of Expansion 72
The Sample, Inc. v. Porrath 72
3. Dilution 78
Mead Data Central, Inc. v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 78
4. Misappropriation 87
Board of Trade of City of Chicago v. Dow Jones & Co. 87
B. Limits of Protection 94
1. Personal Interests: Rights in Names 94
David B. Findlay, Inc. v. Findlay 94
Sullivan v. Ed Sullivan Radio & T.V., Inc. 98
2. Economic Interests: The Place of Unfair Competition in the Competitive Plan 102
Crescent Tool Co. v. Kilborn & Bishop Co. 102
Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Stiffel Co. 104
Compco Corp. v. Day-Brite Lighting, Inc. 108
III. Trade Secrets 114
A. Theory of Protection 114
Forest Laboratories, Inc. v. Formulations, Inc. 114
E. I. duPont deNemours & Co. v. Christopher 127
B. Limits of Protection 137
1. Personal Interests: Restraints on Post-Employment Competition 137
PepsiCo, Inc. v. Redmond 138
Reed, Roberts Associates, Inc. v. Strauman 148
2. Economic Interests: The Place of Trade Secrets in the Competitive Plan 154
Tabor v. Hoffman 154
Kewanee Oil Co. v. Bicron Corp. 157
IV. Common Law Copyright 173
V. Right of Publicity 175
A. Theory of Protection 175
Carson v. Here's Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc. 175
White v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 188
B. Limits of Protection 201
Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co. 201
White v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 208
Part 3 Federal Law of Intellectual Property 214
I. Trademark Law 219
A. Requirements for Protection 222
1. Use and Use in Commerce 222
Blue Bell, Inc. v. Farah Mfg. Co. 224
Manhattan Industries, Inc. v. Sweater Bee by Banff, Ltd. 229
2. Distinctiveness and Related Statutory Standards 237
a. "Trademark by Which the Goods of the Applicant May Be Distinguished From the Goods of Others" 239
King-Seeley Thermos Co. v. Aladdin Industries, Inc. 239
b. "Deceptive ... Matter" 248
In re Budge Manufacturing Co. 248
c. Confusing Similarity to Prior Marks 251
In re N.A.D., Inc. 251
d. "Merely Descriptive or Deceptively Misdescriptive" 254
Application of Sun Oil Co. 254
e. "Primarily Geographically Descriptive or Deceptively Misdescriptive" 257
In re Loew's Theatres, Inc. 257
3. Statutory Subject Matter 265
a. Types of Marks 265
(i.) Trademarks and Service Marks 265
In Re Carson 265
Ex parte Handmacher-Vogel, Inc. 268
(ii.) Certification Marks and Collective Marks 271
In re Florida Citrus Comm'n 271
Breitenfeld, Collective Marks--Should They Be Abolished? 276
b. Content 280
Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., Inc. 280
B. Administrative Procedures 293
C. Rights and Remedies 298
1. Rights 298
a. Geographic Boundaries 298
Dawn Donut Co. v. Hart's Food Stores, Inc. 299
b. Product and Service Boundaries 309
Scarves by Vera, Inc. v. Todo Imports Ltd. 309
2. Remedies 324
Maltina Corp. v. Cawy Bottling Co. 324
3. Secondary Liability 334
Hard Rock Cafe Licensing Corp. v. Concession Services, Inc. 334
D. Infringement 342
Pikle-Rite Co. v. Chicago Pickle Co. 342
McGregor-Doniger, Inc. v. Drizzle, Inc. 348
E. Federal Unfair Competition Law: Lanham Act [section] 43(a) 363
Two Pesos, Inc. v. Taco Cabana, Inc. 363
White v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 374
II. Patent Law 382
A. Requirements for Protection 385
1. Statutory Subject Matter 385
Diamond v. Chakrabarty 385
2. Statutory Standards 400
a. Section 102: Novelty and the Statutory Bars 400
Application of Borst 400
Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, Inc. 403
TP Laboratories, Inc. v. Professional Positioners, Inc. 409
b. Section 103: Nonobviousness 425
Graham v. John Deere Co. 425
Stratoflex, Inc. v. Aeroquip Corp. 434
c. Sections 102 and 103 in Concert: What Is Prior Art? 451
Hazeltine Research, Inc. v. Brenner 451
d. Utility 458
Brenner v. Manson 460
e. Inventorship 468
f. Enabling Disclosure 470
W.L. Gore & Associates v. Garlock, Inc. 470
B. Administrative Procedures 474
1. Application 475
a. Claims 475
b. Specification 476
c. Drawings 478
2. Prosecution 478
3. Judicial Review 485
Calmar, Inc. v. Cook Chem. Co. 486
C. Rights and Remedies 493
1. Rights 493
Paper Converting Machine Co. v. Magna-Graphics Corp. 493
Wilbur-Ellis Co. v. Kuther 502
2. Remedies 514
Rite-Hite Corp. v. Kelley Company, Inc. 514
D. Infringement 530
Crews, Patent Claims and Infringement 530
Graver Tank & Mfg. Co. v. Linde Air Products Co. 532
Warner-Jenkinson Company, Inc. v. Hilton Davis Chemical Co. 538
Crews, Patent Claims and Infringement 549
III. Copyright Law 556
A. Requirements for Protection 558
1. Formalities 558
a. Notice 558
Hasbro Bradley, Inc. v. Sparkle Toys, Inc. 559
b. Registration and Deposit 573
B. Kaplan, The Registration of Copyright 573
2. Statutory Subject Matter 581
Copyright Law Revision, H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476 581
3. Original Expression 592
a. The Originality Standard 592
Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co. 593
b. The Originality Standard Applied 601
Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co. 601
Miller v. Universal City Studios, Inc. 610
B. Ownership 620
1. Works for Hire and Joint Works 620
Copyright Law Revision, H.R. Rep. No. 1476 620
Community for Creative Non-Violence v. Reid 622
Erickson v. Trinity Theatre, Inc. 630
2. Transfer and Term 640
Copyright Law Revision, H.R. Rep. No. 1476 640
C. Rights and Remedies 653
1. Rights 653
a. The Nature of Copyright 653
Baker v. Selden 653
Mirage Editions, Inc. v. Albuquerque A.R.T. Co. 657
Russell v. Price 660
b. The Statutory Rights 664
Copyright Law Revision, H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476 664
Goldstein, Preempted State Doctrines, Involuntary Transfers and Compulsory Licenses: Testing the Limits of Copyright 669
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. v. Redd Horne, Inc. 673
Cass County Music Co. v. Muedini 679
c. Secondary Liability 694
Sony Corporation of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. 694
Fonovisa, Inc. v. Cherry Auction, Inc. 699
d. Fair Use 708
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises 708
Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. 727
2. Remedies 746
Copyright Law Revision, H.R. Rep. No. 1476 746
Stevens Linen Associates v. Mastercraft Corp. 751
Cream Records, Inc. v. Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. 755
D. Infringement 762
1. Literature 769
Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corp. 769
2. Music 775
Selle v. Gibb 775
3. Visual Arts 783
Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 783
Gross v. Seligman 791
E. Rights Beyond Copyright: Moral Right 793
Gilliam v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 795
F. Preemption of State Law 809
Part 4 Intellectual Property Protection of Computer Programs 823
I. Copyright Law 825
A. Scope of Protection 825
1. Computer Code 825
Computer Associates International, Inc. v. Altai, Inc. 825
2. User Interfaces 846
Lotus Development Corp. v. Borland International, Inc. 846
B. Limits of Protection 861
1. Statutory Exemptions 861
Vault Corporation v. Quaid Software Limited 861
2. Fair Use 876
Sega Enterprises Ltd. v. Accolade, Inc. 876
II. Patent Law 894
Diamond v. Diehr 894
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Examination Guidelines for Computer-Related Inventions 910
State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, Inc. 920
III. Trade Secret Law 930
Computer Associates International, Inc. v. Altai, Inc. 930
Part 5 Intellectual Property Protection of Industrial Design 938
I. Design Patent Law 939
In Re Nalbandian 939
Avia Group International, Inc. v. L.A. Gear California, Inc. 945
II. Copyright Law 953
Mazer v. Stein 953
Carol Barnhart Inc. v. Economy Cover Corp. 960
III. Trademark and Unfair Competition Law 978
In Re Morton-Norwich Products, Inc. 978
Two Pesos, Inc. v. Taco Cabana, Inc. 982
Ferrari S.P.A. Esercizio v. Roberts 982
IV. Federal Preemption 997
Bonito Boats, Inc. v. Thunder Craft Boats, Inc. 997
Part 6 International Protection of Intellectual Property 1007
I. Copyright 1011
Ringer, The Role of the United States in International Copyright--Past, Present, and Future 1011
Hadl, Toward International Copyright Revision, Report on the Meetings in Paris and Geneva, September 1970 1019
II. Patent 1027
Vernon, The International Patent System and Foreign Policy 1027
Benson, The Impact of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the European Patent Convention (EPC) on U.S. Practitioners 1030
III. Trademark 1037
A. Bogsch, The First Hundred Years of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property 1037
Samuels & Samuels, The Changing Landscape of International Trademark Law 1045
Weil Ceramics and Glass, Inc. v. Dash 1050
Index 1065
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