This text introduces students to the origins of copyright law, the extent of trademark rights, and what is patentable. It covers such topics as rights granted under copyright, principles of fair use, the first sale doctrine, issues of ownership, copyright registration, and securing Internet domains. It is written for students preparing to work in the intellectual property field. It includes step-by-step information to use and register the various forms required in intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright applications as well as supporting documentation such as assignments and declarations. It also includes the basics of trade secrecy and patent law. An instructor's manual and test bank supplement are available.
A text and resource for paralegals working in the area of copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent law. This edition incorporates statutory and case-law changes over the past six years, and adds new material on international intellectual property law and Internet law. Introduces readers to the origins of copyright law, the extent of trademark rights, and what is patentable. Offers step-by-step information for using and registering various forms required in intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright application as well as supporting documentation such as assignments and declarations. Includes a glossary, and appendices of forms. Author information is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Richard Stim, JD, is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at San Francisco State University's paralegal program and an instructor of Intellectual Property Law for the Consortium for Advance Legal Education. He is the author of several legal texts on topics such as copyright law, music law, patents, and licensing inventions.