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Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice 3rd ed isbn 9780190326456

Australian Intellectual Property 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780195598469
New Edition ISBN: 9780190326456
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Intellectual property laws now impact on our daily lives in much more obvious ways than in the past and effect how we access or engage with technology, medicine, nature, education and entertainment. Australian Intellectual Property uses broader social and economic contexts to locate the black-letter law in the everyday, making it an accessible introduction to IP that will equip students with a foundation of legal knowledge for either entry-level practice or to progress into more specialised postgraduate study of IP law.

In relation to the key areas- copyright, design, patents, confidential information, passing off and trademarks the book provides:

  • a policy overview of the legal category, its history and emerging trends
  • an explanation of the structure of the legislation and associated rights
  • leading case extracts to elucidate key legal principles and tensions
The new edition includes a new chapter on the 'Criteria for the Subsistence of Copyright' to address the significant developments in this area of Australia law following IceTv v Nine Network Australia (2009), extensive discussion of the impact of Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012(Cth), and new cases and extracts.

Intellectual Property Law, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
1. Introduction: Australian Intellectual Property Law in the Global Marketplace
2. Copyright Law: History, Justifications and Basic Principles
3. Criteria for Subsistence of Copyright
4. Copyright Subject Matter
5. Ownership and Exploitation of Copyright
6. Infringement of Copyright
7. Other Rights of Creators and Owners
8. Registered Designs
9. Patent Law: Justification, History and Context
10. The Subject Matter of Patentable Inventions: Manner of Manufacture
11. The Patent Criteria
12. Disclosure and Claiming Requirements
13. Patent Ownership, Rights and Limitations
14. Trade Secrets: Protection of Confidential Information
15. Trade Marks, Passing off and Protecting Trade Reputation: History, Justifications and Context
16. Passing Off and Consumer Protection Legislation
17. Registered Trade Marks: Procedural and Substantive Requirements for Registration
18. Registered Trade Marks: Infringement, Defences, Loss of Rights and Exploitation
19. Intellectual Property Litigation and Remedies