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.
Chapter 1: Intellectual Property: An Introduction. Chapter 2: Principles of Copyrights. Chapter 3: Copyrights: Rights and Limitations. Chapter 4: Copyright Ownership. Chapter 5: Copyright Formalities and Registration. Chapter 6: Copyright Disputes and International Copyright Law. Chapter 7: Trade Secrets. Chapter 8: Principles of Trademarks. Chapter 9: Trademarks: Selection, Evaluation and Registration. Chapter 10: Trademark Administration, Protection and International Law. Chapter 11: Patents: Rights and Limitations. Chapter 12: Patents: Searching, Applications, Disputes and International Law. Appendix A: Table of Contents Copyright Office Circulars and Announcements. Appendix B: Copyright Search Report. Appendix C: Copyright Forms. Appendix D: Trade Secrets. Appendix E: Trademark Search Report. Appendix F: Trademarks. Appendix G: Patent Directory Libraries. Appendix H: Resources. Glossary. Index.
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