Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice

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Oxford University Press, Jan 18, 2011 - Law - 794 pages
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Intellectual property laws now impact on our daily lives in much more obvious ways than in the past and affect the way we access or engage with technology, medicine, nature, education and entertainment. This text uses broader social and economic contexts to locate the black letter law in theeveryday, making it an accessible introduction that will equip students with a foundation of legal knowledge for either entry level legal practice or to progress into more specialised postgraduate study of intellectual property law.In relation to the key areas - copyright, design, patent, trade mark, confidential information and deceptive and misleading conduct - the book covers:* a policy overview of the legal category, its history and emerging trends* an explanation of the structure of the legislation and associated rights* leading case extracts to elucidate key legal principles and tensions* discussion of the law in practice and the administration of the rights

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Kathy Bowrey is Associate Dean of Research, and a Professor within the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property; technology and innovation; globalisation and domestic law reform; critical theory; legal theory; Indigenous rightslaw and cultural policy; and cyberlaw (especially new media issues). Michael Handler is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. His areas of expertise include intellectual property, including copyright, trademarks and geographical indications; trade practiceslaw; consumer protection law; and international trade law. Dianne Nicol is a Professor within the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania. Her research in the law discipline is centred around the regulation of genetic knowledge.

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