Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

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Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is a complete exploration of the relationship between information technology and intellectual property laws a very wide-ranging and complex, ever changing area of law.

It provides up-to-date coverage and analysis of the intellectual property laws applicable to all forms of computer software. placing the law in the context of computer use examining copyright, database rights, patents, trade marks, design rights and the law of confidence.

There have been numerous cases before the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently, in particular involving the use of trade marks on the Internet, and these are analysed in detail with the implications of the judgments explained in a practical and accessible way.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law includes developments surrounding ISPs (Internet Service Providers), for example injunctions against ISPs both in the UK and before the Court of Justice of the European Union, and coverage of the Digital Economy Act provisions.

It can either be read from cover to cover as a thorough introduction to the subjects addressed or be used as a very useful starting point for a specialist practitioner faced with a particular problem on a particular case. With this in mind Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is an essential addition to any an IT and IP practitioner's bookshelf as well as a useful textbook for non-specialists as well as advanced undergraduate and taught postgraduate IT and IP courses.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Intellectual Property and IT online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to information technology and intellectual property law
Chapter 2 Essentials of copyright law
Chapter 3 Copyright and computer programs
Chapter 4 Non-textual copying of computer programs and emulating the functions of a computer program
Chapter 5 Copyright in databases
Chapter 6 The sui generis database right
Chapter 7 Copyright in the information society
Chapter 8 Design law, computer graphics and typefaces
Chapter 9 Semiconductor topography right
Chapter 10 Confidential information, trade secrets and information technology
Chapter 11 Essentials of patent law
Chapter 12 Patents and computer-implemented inventions
Chapter 13 Essentials of trade mark law and the law of passing off
Chapter 14 Trade marks, goodwill and the internet
Chapter 15 Competition law
Chapter 16 Jurisdiction and intellectual property aspects of information technology

Product details

Published 08 Feb 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 7th
Extent 680
ISBN 9781526506856
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Bainbridge

David Bainbridge, lately Emeritus Professor of Int…


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