Principles of Intellectual Property Law / Edition 2

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the entire field of intellectual property, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, the right of publicity, and other areas of intellectual property protection. It is designed to be reader-friendly, up-to-date through September 2012, and comprehensive. It can be a study guide for an intellectual property survey course or used as a useful introduction or refresher for anyone interested in the field. The book's primary focus is on the three main fields of federal intellectual property law copyrights, patents, and trademarks along with important areas of state law protection (such as trade secrets, right of publicity, and contracts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314277794
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Series: Concise Hornbook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 751,873
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Historical Notes     3
Types of Intellectual Property     5
An Economic Perspective     6
The Public Domain     8
Copyrightable Subject Matter
Introduction     10
Types of Copyrightable Subject Matter     11
The Minimum Standard of Creativity     17
Uncopyrightable Material-The Idea/Expression Distinction     31
Uncopyrightable Material-Useful Articles     34
Uncopyrightable Material-Words, Short Phrases, Governmental Works     35
Fixation in a Tangible Medium of Expression     36
Copyright Ownership
Copyright Authorship & Ownership     39
Works Made for Hire     42
Copyright Notice     47
Copyright Registration & Deposit     52
Copyright Transfers & Recordation of Transfers     59
Copyright Duration     63
Copyright Renewal Terms     73
Termination of Transfers     75
Copyright Infringement
Economic Rights of Authors     85
The Rights of Reproduction, Distribution, Derivative Works, Public Performance, and Public Display     86
Moral Rights     101
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)     111
Preemption     114
Copyright Defenses
Overview     117
The Fair Use Defense (Section 107)     118
Libraries & Archives (Section 108)     128
The First Sale Doctrine (Section 109)     132
Limitations of the Rights of Public Performance and Display (Section 110)     133
Other Statutory Defenses (Sections 111-122)     140
Copyright Misuse     144
Internet Service Providers     148
Other Defenses     153
Copyright Remedies
Injunctions     155
Compensatory Damages-Actual Damages and Profits     157
Criminal Penalties     159
Trademark Validity
Trademark and Unfair Competition Law     161
Introduction     161
Generic Terms     165
The Spectrum of Distinctiveness     167
Descriptive Marks and Secondary Meaning     170
Surnames     172
Colors, Sounds, Scents, and Other Marks     176
Trade Dress     179
The Functionality Doctrine     182
Product Configurations     184
Marks Precluded From Registration     187
Service Marks     190
Certification and Collective Marks      191
Trademark Ownership
Common Law Trademark Use     193
The Intent to Use (ITU) Trademark Application     194
Statutory Trademark Rights-Constructive Notice & Incontestability     199
Trademark Infringement
The Likelihood of Confusion Standard     208
Infringement Analysis in Parody & Satire Cases     217
Dilution     219
Attribution & False Advertising Claims Under Section 43(a)     227
Trademark Defenses
Abandonment and Equitable Defenses     231
Generic Terms     234
Fair Use     235
Comparative Advertising     236
Used or Reconditioned Goods     236
Eleventh Amendment Immunity     237
Trademark Remedies
Overview     238
Injunctive Relief     239
Monetary Relief     240
The Right of Publicity
Scope of the Right of Publicity     247
First Amendment Considerations     250
Survival of the Right of Publicity     252
Patentable Subject Matter
Patent & Trade Secret Law     254
Overview     254
Patentable Subject Matter     259
Unpatentable Subject Matter-Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, Abstract Ideas, Mathematical Algorithms, Printed Matter      264
Utility Patents     266
Plant Patents & the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970     270
Design Patents     272
Novelty Under Section 102(a)     276
Statutory Bars     280
Other Requirements of Sections 102 & 104     285
Nonobviousness Under Section 103     290
Written Description Under Section 112     293
Double Patenting, Terminal Disclaimers     296
Patent Ownership
Inventorship     300
Joint Inventors     302
Shop Rights     304
Assignment     308
Duration     309
Patent Infringement
Literal Infringement & the Doctrine of Equivalents     312
Direct Infringers & Secondary Liability     316
Patent Defenses
Invalidity & Non-Infringement     318
Fraud & Inequitable Conduct     319
Exhaustion/First Sale Doctrine     320
Express or Implied License     320
Patent Misuse     320
Other Defenses     323
Patent Remedies
Injunctions     324
Damages     324
Costs and Attorneys Fees     326
Trade Secret Law
Trade Secret Subject Matter     327
Reasonable Secrecy Measures     333
Trade Secret Infringement     340
Defenses & Remedies     344
Idea Protection & Misappropriation
Express Contract     347
Misappropriation     348
Unjust Enrichment or Quasi-Contract     350
Sui Generis Intellectual Property Rights
Sui Generis Rights     354
Laws Currently in Effect     354
Proposed Laws     360
Table of Cases     363
Index     377
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