Patents, Registered Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright For Dummies

Patents, Registered Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright For Dummies


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Do you have a great idea for the next big thing, an eye-catching new corporate logo, or an exciting new business concept? Understand how to safeguard your ideas and creations with this expert guide to the fundamentals of intellectual property. Walking you step-by-step through the processes involved in protecting your great ideas, this book offers all the advice you need to ensure that you're the only one cashing in on your creativity and hard work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470519974
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/11/2008
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 1,034,722
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Grant is a UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney with over 35 years experience of intellectual property rights. Charlie Ashworth is an Intellectual Property Manager and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Henri Charmasson is a US Patent Attorney specialising in Intellectual Property.

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Table of Contents



Part I: Covering Your Assets: Intellectual Property Basics.

Chapter 1: Examining the Tools in Your IP Box.

Chapter 2: Protecting Your Intellectual Property.

Chapter 3: Dealing with Professionals and Picking Up the Tab.

Part II: Patenting Your Product.

Chapter 4: Understanding Patents and How They Work.

Chapter 5: Testing the Water Before You Apply for a Patent.

Chapter 6: Conducting a Patent Search.

Chapter 7: Preparing Your Patent Application.

Chapter 8: Filing Your Patent Application.

Chapter 9: Prosecuting Your Patent Application.

Chapter 10: Entering the Home Stretch: Getting Your Patent Granted.

Part III: Knowing Your Copyright.

Chapter 11: Protecting Your Designs.

Chapter 12: Entering the Whimsical World of Copyright.

Chapter 13: Untangling Ownership Issues.

Part IV: Making Your Mark: Protecting Your Brand Identity.

Chapter 14: Solving Your Identity Crisis.

Chapter 15: Creating the Next Household Name.

Chapter 16: Conducting an Availability Search.

Chapter 17: Establishing and Registering Your Trade Marks.

Part V: Exploiting and Enforcing Your IP Rights.

Chapter 18: All Abroad: Protecting Your IP Rights in Other Countries.

Chapter 19: Making ’em Pay: Licensing Your IP Rights.

Chapter 20: Nailing the Bad Guys (The Infringers).

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Patent Application Pitfalls.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Copyright Questions.

Chapter 23: Ten Naming Blunders to Avoid.

Chapter 24: Ten Great IP Resources.

Appendix: Sample Patent Applications.


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"Wh- what?" She staggered back into a chair and sat down. Horror filled images flashed through her mind as she thought of everything that could happen. She understood that this was his last year in the military. He had signed up as a freshman but they had never once called him. So why now? "They say it will be about five months that Im gone." He said. She looked up and noticed that the tears that had previously filled his eyes were running down his cheeks. "Cole Im sorry. Im really sorry but please dont leave." Tears filled her eyes as she spoke and she tried her absolute hardest not to cry. He lowered himself to her level. "Sabrina you have to promise me something." He held her hands. She nodded for him to continue as she sniffled. "I need you to promise me that even if I dont come back you will still love me." She looked at him and stopped trying to hide the tears as they came out quickly. "Cole I will always love you." By this time the whole choir class had made a half moon shape around them. They too were crying. Cole transferred his legs and was now kneeling on only one knee. He pulled a small black velvet box out of his pocket. Her eyes widened and she felt ready to faint. "Sabrina when I come back will you be my wife?" Sabrina sat speechless. "Cole when you come back Im going to be a sophomore and did you talk to my dad. You would have to wait close to three more years for me and-" Cole cut her off with a kiss. "Sabrina I have thought off all of these things. Yes I talked to your dad yes i will wait three more years for you. Yes i really do love you. It was the question she hadnt been able to answer. He looked around the room watching everyone. Her friends had their thumbs up and were smiling. She looked at Cole realizing he really was the one. She was having extremely mixed emotions about this. She thought and thought for a good excuse to get away from the large group. When she couldnt think of of one she stood up and ran out of the choir room into the closest bathroom down the hall. She quickly vomitted into the toilet she flushed and left the stall sitting by the sink. Her best friend AshLee walked in with several girls following her. AshLee turned around and locked all the other girls out. She did get several dirty looks but who cared. "Sweetie you never answered his question." Sabrina looked up and nodded lightly. "I know. I just dont know what to answer with." AshLee smirked. "Well if it was me i would have said yes kissed him and rode off in the sunset. AshLee laughed. But your situation is a little different." Sabrina smiled and nodded. "Im not going to tell you what to do with your life sweetie. I am going to tell you that Cole loves you and will do everything in his power to come back." Sabrina nodded and they walked back into the choir room. "Cole!" Sabrina said. Cole looked at her. Shakingly she said "I would love to marry you." He smiled. "But I dont want to keep you from finding someone else you love more." She cried and sniffled d watched cole carefully. ************* if you want me to keep going tell me and i will right the next chapter.
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