The Federation Press

Intellectual Property

Text and Essential Cases

Overview

Intellectual Property: Text and Essential Cases continues to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date legal analysis of modern intellectual property law.
This edition considers important new cases which expose the ever expanding reach of intellectual property law in Australia. From breast cancer gene sequencing to plain tobacco packaging, from the Kookaburra song to mobile league coverage and the moral rights of celebrities – this is a field of law which continues to challenge courts, legislators and the community.

Reviews

Reviews of previous editions:

Now in its third edition this comprehensive text which is targeted primarily at students will also benefit lawyers needing an up-to-date reference book on intellectual property law. Its strength lies in its currency (1 January 2008), depth of research and comprehensive coverage of this large body of laws, cases and regulations. - Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Vol 21 (6), December 2008

It is always an ambitious project to cover the field of all intellectual property rights in a single volume. Reynolds and Stoianoff have managed this challenge, and the book covers copyright, patents and trade mark law in detail, but also provides an overview of designs, plant breeders' rights and circuit layout rights. The book will be a useful companion for practising lawyers seeking a clear answer to core IP laws and principles. - Carol Burnton and Julian Lincoln, Law Institute Journal of Victoria, October 2008

This text continues to constitute an outstanding and comprehensive collection of intellectual property law cases, relevant discussion and, at a practical level, a comprehensive source well suited to professional use. - BJM, The Law Letter, Journal of the Law Society of Tasmania, Spring 2008 - Issue 101

Intellectual Property takes the reader to the forefront of this dynamic area of law. As in previous editions it provides a comprehensive, in-depth and engaging exposition of the principles of Intellectual Property Law and selected case extracts that illustrate the law's evolution and challenges. - NSW Law Society Journal, June 2008

The text is well structured with each subject matter discussed in a logical progression. The end of each chapter contains extracts of key judgments selected by the authors as authoritative in the area as well as cases that are illustrative of the relevant legal principles...The third edition of this text reflects the law as at January 1, 2008 and provides a useful, comprehensive and insightful reference for students and practitioners in relation to the ever-evolving field of intellectual property. - Proctor, Queensland Law Society Journal, June 2008

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Statement of Currency
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

PART I INTRODUCTION

Opening Your Eyes to IP

PART II COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS

Copyright – Its Birth and Nature
Subsistence of Copyright
Exclusive Rights of the Copyright Owner, Actions and Offences
Defences and Statutory Licences
Dealing with Copyright
Moral Rights, Performers’ Protection, Resale Royalty Rights, and Indigenous Cultural Property

PART III PATENTS

The Patent System
Elements of Patentability
Patents – Rights, Infringement and Dealing
Biotechnology Patents

PART IV PASSING OFF, TRADE MARKS AND RELATED ACTIONS

Passing Off and Related Actions
Trade Marks
Trade Marks – Rights, Infringement and Dealings

PART V DESIGNS, PLANT BREEDER’S RIGHTS, CIRCUIT LAYOUTS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Designs
Plant Breeder’s Rights
Circuit Layouts
Confidential Information

Index

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