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Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

By: David Bainbridge
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Published: 31-01-2014
Format: Paperback
Edition: 6th
Extent: 706
ISBN: 9781780431246
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
RRP : £150.00

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About Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law (formerly: Legal Protection of Computer Software) offers up-to-date coverage and analysis of the intellectual property laws applicable to all forms of computer software. Covering copyright, database rights, patents, trade marks, design rights and the law of confidence it will provide coverage of IP laws in the UK as well as EU Directives and European patents.

The scope of this edition has been widened due to the numerous cases before the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently involving the use of trade marks on the Internet such as Interflora v Marks & Spencer, Google v Louis Vuitton and Portakabin v Primakabin.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law includes developments surrounding ISPs (Internet Service Providers) such as 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.

Includes the following case law:
SAS v World Programming (CJEU) - first major case of great significance to the software industry on the scope of the Directive on the legal protection of computer;
Football Dataco v Stan James on copyright in databases - CJEU March 2012;
Enlarged Board of EPO on President's reference on computer-implemented inventions;
Football Association v QC Leisure (online services and competition).

Previous ISBN: 9781845924508

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 and emulating the functionality 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 The law of breach of confidence 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


“A book that is impressive for its breadth of coverage and its comprehensibility…An informative and enjoyable read.” –  Society for Computers and Law

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