Holyoak and Torremans: Intellectual Property Law / Edition 4

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This classic text presents the whole of the relevant UK law on intellectual property and gives full recognition to the way European and international forces have shaped the law. It thoroughly examines how intellectual property law has developed through statute, case law and international agreement. This fourth edition has been updated to incorporate all recent developments over the past four years, including the Information Society Directive, Design Directive and the Design Regulation and is accompanied by a web site.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780406973610
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/31/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 666
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Torremans, Licentiaat in de Rechten (KU Leuven), Licentiaat in het Notariaat (Examencommissie van de Staat, Leuven), Geaggregeerde voot het HSO en het HOTK in de Rechten (KU Leuven, LLM (Leicester), Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Nottingham

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Table of Contents

1 Themes in intellectual property 3
2 Origin, background and international aspects of the patent system 37
3 Patentability 52
4 Use and grant in the UK and Europe 92
5 Infringement and revocation 129
6 Supplementary protection certificates and the proposed utility model and community patent 153
7 Section B - an overview 166
8 Introduction to copyright 171
9 The various types of copyright and the quality issue 174
10 Qualification 197
11 The term of copyright 201
12 Authorship and ownership of copyright 208
13 Moral rights 215
14 Copyright infringement 227
15 Defences to copyright infringement 248
16 Rights in performances 268
17 Dealing in copyright 275
18 Copyright - an overview 313
19 Design and copyright 317
20 Registered designs 323
21 Unregistered designs 339
22 Designs - an overview 358
23 Trade marks - an introduction 363
24 Trade marks - trademarkability and use 368
25 Trade marks - infringement and revocation 398
26 Trade marks - European and international aspects 425
27 Tortious protection of intellectual property rights 447
28 Confidentiality and trade secrets 489
29 Computer technology and intellectual property 524
30 Character merchandising 553
31 Franchising and intellectual property 564
32 Remedies in intellectual property litigation 575
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