Intellectual Property Law: A Practical Guide to Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
This is a general reference book for authors, artists, musicians, librarians, entrepreneurs and others interested in learning about intellectual property law and the processes for obtaining copyrights, trademarks and patents in the U.S. and other countries through international agreements. It is designed to be a one-stop reference guide that provides information and guidance for individuals considering obtaining copyrights, patents and/or trademarks on their own or with the assistance of an attorney. The main text provides an orientation to the relevant law and the process and cost of applying for patents and trademarks through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and copyrights through the U.S. Copyright Office. This book provides a wealth of resources that include illustrations, an index, links to online resources, selective statutory materials, sample forms, and other useful materials in appendices to provide greater depth and context for the material presented in the main text. This accessible, practical reference book will provide timely, useful information and identify additional resources available free of charge from both the federal government and every state. It does not offer legal advice and is intended to supplement rather than supplant the legal advice and individualized guidance that can only be provided by an attorney.
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Excellent introduction that makes a difficult subject easy to understand for non lawyers. This is a good starting point for anybody wanting to learn about patents & copyrights. Includes many appendices with additional resources like forms, statutes and links to online materials.
A Brief Introduction to U S Law
The Process of Securing a Copyright
General Introduction to Patent Law
Patent Application Information Retrieval PAIR
Submitting the Application
General Registration Procedure under the Madrid System
Remedies under the UTSA
Copyright Registration Forms
United States Code Title 37
Notes on Becoming a PTDL
Sample Form for Request for Participation in the JapanU S
Sample Form MM3