|Book||Russell-Clarke & Howe on Industrial Designs 8th Edition||22/10/2010||9781847038913||$601.00|
The definitive text on all aspects of the law relating to the protection of industrial designs in the UK, this work shows how to get the best from the vast bed of legislation in this area.
Reviewing each type of design protection in turn, the book deals in full with the regime under the Community Design Regulation and Design Directive which came into effect in 2002. It explains all case law under the regime and provides clear commentary on the complex issues and questions which have arisen. It covers tactical and practical considerations such as infringements, remedies, dealing with legal proceedings, licensing and EC law and competition.
This edition includes a new chapter on the design law regimes in Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries and draws together in appendices all the relevant sections of legislation for the UK and Europe for all the forms of design protection, including those covering tribunals and procedures.
Overview and historical introduction to design rights in the United Kingdom. Community designs and EC harmonised UK designs. Pre-2001 UK registered designs. UK national unregistered design right. Copyright protection for industrial designs. Infringement and validity disputes: remedies and procedures. Actions for threats of proceedings for infringement. Compulsory licensing and crown user. European community law and competition. Protection of semiconductor topographies. Design law in Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries. Appendices.