Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

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Nolo, Mar 31, 2014 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
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Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of intellectual property law. Otherwise, you can't intelligently deal with intellectual property issues such as:

. who owns creative works or valuable information
. how owners can protect and enforce their ownership rights
. how disputes between intellectual property owners can be resolved, and
. how ownership rights can best be transferred to others.

With Patent, Copyright & Trademark, you will:

. get clear overviews of relevant laws
. understand the different kinds of protection offered by patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets -- and which apply to your work
. get a plain-English definition of every term you're likely to come across, and
. find the information you need, quickly and easily -- all entries are organized by topic and extensively cross-referenced.

This edition has been updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law and provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. It includes up-to-date discussions of the new ""first to file"" rule, which promises to revolutionize patent law. Plus, read all new Q&As excerpted from author Richard Stim's popular blog, Dear Rich.




 


  

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Contents

Copyright Law
169
Trademark Law
341
Trade Secret Law
489
Index
555
Online Legal Forms
599
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

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