Higher Education

Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights, 2nd Edition

  • Richard W. Stim
  • ISBN-10: 0766826651  |  ISBN-13: 9780766826656
  • 680 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1994
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $283.75



This text introduces students 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 students preparing to work 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 applications as well as supporting documentation such as assignments and declarations. It also includes the basics of trade secrecy and patent law. An instructor's manual and test bank supplement are available.

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Features and Benefits

  • Focuses on recent caselaw with pop culture references for added interest
  • Includes how-to explanations that walk the reader through the application process
  • Includes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which establishes new copyright rules for the Internet
  • Includes Internet resources for additional information
  • Includes sample forms and contracts for easy reference

Table of Contents

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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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 076682666X | ISBN-13: 9780766826663)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard W. Stim

Richard Stim, JD, is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at San Francisco State University's paralegal program and an instructor of Intellectual Property Law for the Consortium for Advance Legal Education. He is the author of several legal texts on topics such as copyright law, music law, patents, and licensing inventions.