Intellectual Property Law in Ireland, 3rd edition

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  • Author / Editor

    Robert Clark, Shane Smyth, Niamh Hall
  • Publication Date

    November 2010
  • Format

    Hardback

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  • Dimensions

    240 x 156mm
  • Edition Number

    3
  • Extent

    1238
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Intellectual Property Law in Ireland, 3rd edition

Intellectual Property Law in Ireland, 3rd edition

Prof Robert Clark, Shane Smyth & Niamh Hall

"...comprehensively reviews the legislative cornerstones of IP Law..."

"The differing experiences of the authors - a leading academic writer and solicitors in a major trademark and patent firm - gel so as to make this an important and practical text book"  Law Society Gazette (of Ireland), April 2011

This is your single-source expert guide to intellectual property law. fully updated to the key changes that have taken place in this area of law since the publication of the 2nd Ed in 2005, together with all relevant caselaw.

This unique book deals with intellectual property law in its entirety, providing a single, practical and all-embracing information source covering the main aspects of intellectual property law. The expert coverage includes:
copyright, trade marks, patents and design law.

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Publication Date: Nov-10
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Contents

Patents: A Brief History and Introduction; The Irish Patent System and International Conventions; The Patents Act 1992 - Patentability; Patents Act 1992 - Acquisition of Patent Rights; Patents Act 1992 - Maintenance and Dealings in Patents; Patents Act 1992 - Infringements and Remedies; Patents Act 1992 - Revocation and Proceedings before the Controller and Courts; Patents Act 1992: Voluntary and Compulsory Licences

Introduction to Copyright; The Copyright Term; Protected Works - Literary and Artistic Works; Protected Works - Neighbouring Rights, State Copyright,Performers’ Rights; The Protection of Computer Programs as Copyright Works; Databases; Ownership and Dealings in Copyright Works; Infringement of Copyright; Defences to Copyright Infringement; Remedies for Copyright Infringement; Moral Rights and the Droit de Suite; Copyright - Irish Legislative Developments in the Twentieth Century; Semiconductor Chip Protection; Industrial Designs; The Duty of Confidence; Remedies in Tort

Introduction to Trade Mark Law; Irish Trade Mark Law and International Conventions The Community Trade Mark; Trade Marks Act 1996 - Registrability; Trade Marks Act 1996: Absolute Grounds for Refusal of Registration; Trade Marks Act 1996: Relative Grounds for Refusal of Registration; Trade Marks Act 1996: Infringement and Remedies; Trade Marks Act 1996: Limitations On Rights Conferred; Trade Marks Act 1996: Registration Procedure and Ownership; Trade Marks Act 1996 - Revocation and Invalidity; Certification and Collective Marks; Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin; Taxation and Intellectual Property Rights

In 2009, the Working Group on a Court of Appeal, chaired by Mrs Justice Susan Denham, found that Ireland had the busiest court of last instance in the common-law world. Among the reasons for this was an increase in litigation, along with new legal issues, such as a breach of copyright via the internet.

When Facebook sought to change its terms and conditions, so that it would retain copyright of material even after subscribers had left the networking site, the internet was suddenly full of comment, informed and otherwise, about the law of copyright on the web.

That novel area of the law alone should ensure a welcome for this new edition of Intellectual Property Law in Ireland. It is a monumental tome of over 1,000 pages. As well as reflecting legislative and judicial developments since the second edition in 2004 – for example, the Patents (Amendment) Act 2006, the Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2010 and the Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act 2007 – it comprehensively reviews the legislative cornerstones of IP law, including the Copyright Act 1963, the Patents Act 1992 and the Trade Marks Act 1996, as well as remedies in tort.

Less obvious legislation does not escape the authors’ eyes, for example, the Consumer Protection Act 2007, which is at the centre of a highly publicised prosecution by the National Consumer Agency against the Irish Mail on Sunday.

The differing experiences of the authors – a leading academic writer and solicitors in a major trademark and patent firm – gel so as to make this an important and practical text book.

Michael Kealey, Law Society Gazette, Law Society of Ireland



 


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