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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Text and Essential Cases

4th edition

By Rocque Reynolds, Natalie Stoianoff, Angela Adrian and Alpana Roy


Intellectual Property: Text and Essential Cases continues to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date legal analysis of the cases and legislation which comprise modern intellectual property law.

This edition adds resale royalty rights for visual artists to its coverage of the major IP topics: copyright, moral rights, performers' protection, patents, trademarks, designs, plant breeder's rights, circuit layouts and confidential information. It also analyses the new Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) as it relates to passing off and related actions. The impact of challenging cases such as IceTV is considered in detail and extracts of important new cases have been added to the book.


Part 1 Introduction

Opening Your Eyes to IP
Copyright - Its Birth and Nature

Part II Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

Subsistence of Copyright
Exclusive Rights of the Copyright Owner, Actions and Offences
Balancing the Interests
Dealing with Copyright
Neighbouring Rights and Indigenous Cultural Property

Part III Patents

The Patent System
Elements of Patentability
Patents - Rights, Infringement and Dealing
Biotechnology Patents

Part IV Passing Off, Trade Marks and Related Actions

Passing Off and Related Actions
Trade Marks
Trade Marks - Rights, Infringement and Dealings

Part V Designs, Plant Breeder's Rights, Circuit Layouts and Confidential Information

Plant Breeder's Rights
Circuit Layouts
Confidential Information


Reviews of previous editions:

Now in its third edition this comprehensive text whic is targeted primarily at students will also benefit lawyers needing an up-to-date reference book on intellectual property law. Its strength lies in its currency (1 January 2008), depth of research and comprehensive coverage of this large body of laws , cases and regulations.

Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Vol 21 (6), December 2008

It is always an ambitious project to cover the field of all intellectual property rights in a single volume. Reynolds and Stoianoff have managed this challenge, and the book covers copyright, patents and trade mark law in detail, but also provides an overview of designs, plant breeders' rights and circuit layout rights. The book will be a useful companion for practising lawyers seeking a clear answer to core IP laws and principles.

Carol Burnton and Julian Lincoln, Law Institute Journal of Victoria, October 2008

This text continues to constitute an outstanding and comprehensive collection of intellectual property law cases, relevant discussion and, at a practical level, a comprehensive source well suited to professional use.

BJM, The Law Letter, Journal of the Law Society of Tasmania, Spring 2008 - Issue 101

Intellectual Property takes the reader to the forefront of this dynamic area of law. As in previous editions it provides a comprehensive, in-depth and engaging exposition of the principles of Intellectual Property Law and selected case extracts that illustrate the law's evolution and challenges

NSW Law Society Journal, June 2008

The text is well structured with each subject matter discussed in a logical progression. The end of each chapter contains extracts of key judgments selected by the authors as authoritative in the ara as well as cases that are illustrative of the relevant legal principles...The third edition of this text reflects the law as at January 1, 2008 and provides a useful, comprehensive and insightful reference for students and practitioners in relation to the ever-evolving field of intellectual property.

Proctor, Queensland Law Society Journal, June 2008


Title page - corrected


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Published 11 July 2012
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862878709
Australian RRP $95.00
Direct Price $90.00
International Price $90.00
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