Design Protection: A Practical Guide to the Law on Plagarism for Manufacturers and Designers / Edition 4

Design Protection: A Practical Guide to the Law on Plagarism for Manufacturers and Designers / Edition 4

by Dan Johnston
     
 

The importance of design in modern industry and commerce is becoming ever more clearly realized worldwide. And with that realization comes recognition of the damage done by copying. To combat plagiarism it is essential that designers, managers and company directors understand the range of legal protection available. Patents, trade marks, design registration, copyright… See more details below

Overview

The importance of design in modern industry and commerce is becoming ever more clearly realized worldwide. And with that realization comes recognition of the damage done by copying. To combat plagiarism it is essential that designers, managers and company directors understand the range of legal protection available. Patents, trade marks, design registration, copyright and design right are the chief means by which intellectual property rights may be protected. Added to that is the common law right of 'passing off'. All these methods are covered comprehensively in this new edition of the standard work on this subject. Written by the leading UK expert, this book offers the most up-to-date guidance on design protection, from patenting inventions to protecting styles and brands. It covers the content of the 1994 Trade Marks Act and its implications. It also explains design protection terminology and its underlying principles as well as outlining the latest European legislation, likely implications of the impact of EU initiatives in the future, and international differences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566075537
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 6.69(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1Design and the Law1
2Patent Law10
3Design Registration32
4Copyright49
5Design Right68
6Trade Marks, Brand Names, Company Symbols and Logotypes79
7'Passing Off', Slander of Goods and Fair Trading Legislation107
8Especially for Manufacturers117
9Especially for Designers153
10Protection by Categories of Products172
11Design Protection in the European Community and Internationally204
12International Treaties237
References247
Organizations Concerned with Design Protection250
Appendix A - Registered Designs Act 1949 as amended252
Appendix B - Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988: Extracts with particular relevance to design283
Index323

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