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Intellectual Property

Commentary & Materials 6th Edition

Paperback Published: 13th March 2017
ISBN: 9780455238685

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Intellectual Property is a major instrument of world and domestic trade and economic growth. This area of law and regulation has gained in importance with the development of the ‘knowledge economy’, as a large proportion of the world’s wealth is in the form of intellectual capital rather than physical or material resources. In the domestic context, intellectual property and the application of their attached rights pervades and impacts in multitudinous ways our daily lives and activities

This latest edition of Intellectual Property: Commentary and Materials deals with the essential aspects of the nature of the property rights involved in copyright, patents, designs, trademarks and geographical indications, protection for confidential information and passing off. It also includes an expanded chapter on indigenous cultural intellectual property (ICIP).

This new edition has been updated to include:

  • review of the intellectual property provisions of Australia ’s recent and proposed free trade agreements, including China, South Korea, and Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA);
  • Productivity Commission Review commenced in 2015 on the future of Australian IP;
  • an update on the international aspects of Australia’s Tobacco plain packaging dispute;
  • 2016 review of on the operation of the Resale Royalty for Visual Artists Act 2009 (Cth);
  • discussion on the Intellectual Property (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (Cth), particularly in respect of trademarks and patents; the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 (Cth);
  • and the Productivity Commission 2016 draft report into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements, which can be expected in time to lead to further substantial changes to the various statutes.
Recent leading cases considered include the Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet litigation series of 2014-2015 (on ISP provider liabilities); Commissioner of Taxation v Seven Network (2016) (copyright in digital data transmissions) ; Tolkien Estate v Saltalamacchia (2016) (the “One Ring” copyright); D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics (2015) (patentability of genes and nucleic acid sequences); and Dick Smith Investments v Ramsey (2016) (Ozemite case).

PART 1 Introduction
1 Introduction to Intellectual Property
2 The International Context of Intellectual Property

PART 2 Copyright
3 Copyright: Historical and Conceptual Issues
4 Criteria for Subsistence of Copyright
5 Copyright: Ownership and Exploitation
6 Copyright Infringement, Defences and Remedies
7 Copyright in the Digital Environment

PART 3 Patents
8 Context of Patent Law
9 Requirements of Validity
10 Specifications – The Internal Requirements
11 Infringement and Exploitation

PART 4 Trade Marks
12 Protection of Business Reputation
13 Trade Marks

PART 5 Other Intellectual Property Areas
14 Designs
15 Confidential Information
16 Plant Breeder’s Rights

PART 6 Special Topics in Intellectual Property
17 Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property

ISBN: 9780455238685
ISBN-10: 0455238685
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 13th March 2017
Publisher: Law Book Co of Australasia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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