Intellectual Property Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

ISBN-10: 0766826651

ISBN-13: 9780766826656

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

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Description: This book introduces readers 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 legal assistants and paralegals working 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 application as well as supporting documentation such as assignments and declarations. This comprehensive reference is a valuable resource for professionals specializing in the area of intellectual property. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT: Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-2666-X). Call Customer Support to Order.

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Book details

List price: $380.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Table of Cases
Intellectual Property: An Introduction
Intellectual Property Law
Paralegal Tasks in Intellectual Property Law
Ethical Obligations of the Paralegal in Intellectual Property Law
Principles of Copyrights
Sources of Copyright Law
What is Protectible Under Copyright Law?
The Eight Categories of Works of Authorship
Derivative Works and Compilations
What is not Protectible Under Copyright Law?
Copyrights: Rights and Limitations
Grant of Exclusive Rights
Fair Use
Music: Limitations on Musical Works and Sound Recordings
Software Protection
The Internet: New Issues for Copyright Protection
Copyright Ownership
Ownership of Copyright
Joint Authorship and Co-Ownership
Ownership of Copyright in Collective Works
Works Made for Hire
Duration of Copyright
Transfer of Ownership
Terminating Transfers
Researching Copyright Status
Copyright Formalities and Registration
Notice of Copyright
Omission of Copyright Notice
Registration of Copyright
Preparing the Copyright Application
Special Situations
Deposit Requirements
Correcting or Supplementing the Copyright Registration
Cancellation of Completed Registrations
Recordation of Transfers and Other Documents
Copyright Disputes and International Copyright Law
Elements of Infringement
Liability for Infringement
Defenses to Infringement
Remedies for Copyright Infringement
Resolving the Infringement Dispute Prior to Litigation
Copyright Litigation
International Copyright Laws
Trade Secrets
What is Protectible as a Trade Secret?
Maintaining Trade Secrets
Protecting a Submission (Protecting an Idea)
Trade Secret Litigation
Principles of Trademarks
Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Acquiring Trademark Rights
Types of Marks
Strong Marks Versus Weak Marks
What is not Protectible As a Trademark?
Trademarks: Selection, Evaluation, and Registration
Selecting and Evaluating a Trademark
Federal Registration
Application for Federal Registration
Trademark: Administration, Protection, and International Law
Trademark Protection and Maintenance
Ownership of Trademarks
Inter Partes Proceedings
Likelihood of Confusion
Related Trademark Claims
Defenses to Infringement
Remedies for Trademark Infringement
Resolving The Infringement Dispute Prior to Litigation
Trademark Litigation
International Trademark Laws
Patents: Rights and Limitations
Sources of Patent Law
Subject Matter of Patents
Rights Under Patent Law
Patent Requirements
Limitations on Patent Rights
Patent Ownership
Patents: Research, Applications, Disputes, and International Considerations
Patent Search Process
Patent Application Process
Patent Infringement
Patent Litigation
International Patent Laws
Copyright Office Circulars and Form Letters
U.S. Copyright Office, Information Circulars
Form Letters and SLs
Copyright Search Report: Stephen King's The Shining
Copyright Forms
Form TX
Form PA
Form VA
Form SR
Form SE
Form SE/Group
Form CA
Form GR/CP
Form RE
Continuation Sheet for Application Forms
Trade Secrets
The Uniform Trade Secrets Act
States That Have Adopted Some Version of the UTSA
Sample Trademark Search
Trademarks
Federal Trademark Forms
State Trademark and Antidilution Statutes
State Trademark Offices: Secretary of State
Patent Directory Libraries
Resources
Glossary
Index
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