Patent, Copyright & Trademark

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Nolo, 2004 - Law - 549 pages
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"Nolo is recognized for its attention to legal accuracy and clarity, and in [Patent, Copyright & Trademark]...the reputation is deserved." Journal of Government Information Written for programmers, publishers, artists, writers and others who need to understand the terminology of intellectual property law, this clear and concise book provides: * an overview of patent, copyright and trade secret law * explanations of the protections each offers * clear definitions of IP terminology * sample legal forms The 6th edition provides the most up-to-date information available and provides the latest law and court decisions that affect how creators and businesspeople protect their intellectual property, .

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Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and associate publisher at He is the author of many Nolo titles, including: How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Trademark: Legal Care For Your Business and Product Name, Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law, and Nolo's Pocket Guide to Family Law. Steve has been interviewed by most major media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20,Money Magazine and more. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law and practiced law in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980. In recent years much of Steve's time at Nolo has been devoted to the fields of self-help legal software and online legal information. He is one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker program, as well as the software version of Nolo's Patent It Yourself.

Rich Stim is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where he studied intellectual property law. He practices law in San Francisco, specializing in intellectual property and licensing and is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business, License Your Invention and Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (all published by Nolo); as well as Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights (West).

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