Intellectual Property for Paralegals: The Law of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets

Students studying this text will be intrigued by the topic while they develop a thorough understanding of the four fields of intellectual property law (trademarks, copyrights, patents and unfair competition). They will learn the methods by which each is created, procedures to register or protect each, duration of rights, infringement, and new and international developments […]

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Trademark and Deceptive Advertising Surveys: Law, Science, and Design


Surveys have become perhaps the standard form of evidence on consumer perception in cases involving trademarks and deceptive advertising. Yet it is far more difficult to produce a well-designed survey than is commonly understood. Trademark and Deceptive Advertising Surveys offers practical tools for recognizing and appreciating good survey methodology and distinguishing valuable evidence from its counterpart.

Focusing on the various issues that trademark surveys address, this compendium discusses a critical design or analysis topic that an attorney who is presenting, defending, or critiquing a survey must deal with. It brings together the viewpoints of academic and legal experts on surveys and survey methodology, combining both theory and practice in a single resource. Using both actual and hypothetical cases, the authors explain how the courts have addressed these issues and offer strategic guidance on how to identify important issues, understand options, and the optimal

Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials


The Fifth Edition of Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials retains the successful features of earlier editions, but has been thoroughly updated since the last edition was published in 2007. The Fifth Edition also includes the Statutory Appendix within the book so students will not have to pay for an additional book and they will have fewer books to carry to class. A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual is available to professors.Internet-related trademark disputes now arise in every corner of trademark practice and appear in nearly every chapter. In particular, the Fifth Edition explores controversies concerning trademark “use,” infringement, and secondary liability, all areas which courts have significantly elaborated since the previous edition. The Fifth Edition continues to present the special problems posed by trademarks and domain names in a separate chapter.In addition, trademarks (or the claims of their owners) have encroached on the subject matter of patents and c

Casenote Legal Briefs: Trademark and Unfair Comp Law, Keyed to Ginsburg, Litman, and, Kevlin


After your casebook, a Casenote Legal Brief is your most important reference source for the entire semester. The series is trusted for its expert summary of the principal cases in your casebook. Its proven reliability makes Casenote Legal Briefs the most popular case brief series available. With more than 100 titles keyed to the current editions of major casebooks, you know you can find the help you need. The brief for each case saves you time and helps you retain important issues. Each brief has a succinct statement of the rule of law/black letter law, description of the facts, and important points of the holding and decision. Quicknotes are short definitions of the legal terms used at the end of each brief. Use the Glossary in the end of your text to define common Latin legal terms. Such an overview, combined with case analysis, helps broaden your understanding and supports you in classroom discussion. Each title is keyed to the current edition of a specific casebook; it s your trust

Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, Third Edition


Organizing the many strands of trademark and unfair competition doctrine around a helpful conceptual framework, Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, now in its Third Edition, is teachable, balanced, and up to date. Its traditional cases-and-notes pedagogy is enhanced by short problems appearing in each chapter. Thoroughly addressing contemporary issues of globalization and technology, respected authors Graeme B. Dinwoodie and Mark D. Janis present a comprehensive treatment of international and domestic trademark law. Comprehensive and student-friendly, Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, Third Edition, features: a three-part organization that clarifies a complex subject a rich selection of seminal and cutting-edge trademark cases visual aids and lucid notes that support case analysis and elucidate key points problems that help students to better understand the intricacies of key issues in-depth exploration of Internet-related trademar

Trademarks and Unfair Competition; Law and Policy, Fourth Edition (Aspen Casebooks)


Features: Organizes the many strands of trademark and unfair competition doctrine around a coherent conceptual framework. The clear structure is divided into three parts: foundation and purposes, creation, and scope & enforcement Traditional case-and-note format, enhanced by summarizing problems that help students better understand the intricacies of key topics. Features numerous Internet-related trademark issues, such as cybersquatting, keyword advertising, and domain name disputes. Also addresses the relationship between trademarks and domain name, and the potential secondary liability of online auction websites such as eBay Integrates international trademark issues with domestic issues Thoroughly treats trade dress protection, integrated with issues of word mark protection New to the Fourth Edition: The Second Circuit’s important decision in Louboutin v. YSL Important new appellate decisions on functionality, including the Federal Circuit’s Becton Dickinson opinio

Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (Mastering Series)


Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law provides a clear and concise presentation of the basic principles underlying and the challenges facing a student or practitioner of trademark law in a digital age. This book traces the evolution of trademark law from its origin as a common law tort of unfair competition and associated common law trademark rights, to the most recent amendments to the federal Lanham Trademark Act. The book lays a solid foundation covering the basics of obtaining trademark and trade dress rights; federal trademark registration practice, including a discussion of practice before the TTAB; trademark infringement; defenses; and remedies. Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law also has extensive coverage of the dilution of famous trademarks. Mastering Trademark and Unfair Competition Law thoroughly discusses all of the elements of the modern trademark practice. It has extensive discussions of new technologies such as Internet domain names, web pages, key

Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name


Protect the marks that mean everything to your business.

Trademarks — the names and symbols that identify your business, brand and products in the marketplace — are important assets that you need to choose carefully, then vigilantly defend. You can protect:

business names
product names
product packaging
logos
slogansv domain names
anything that identifies your company, product or service!

With Trademark , you get the most up-to-date information you need to defend your creations. Learn how to:

choose marks that competitors can’t copy
search for other marks that might conflict with yours
register a name or other mark
protect and maintain your marks’ legal strength
understand and resolve disputes outside the courtroom

Thoroughly updated, the 9th edition of Trademark provides the most current information on domain names, changes to trademark statutes a

Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference


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

Kane on Trademark Law: A Practitioner’s Guide (includes CD) (Intellectual Property Law Library)


PLI’s Kane on Trademark Law is decidedly different, bringing attorneys the practical instruction they need to help clients and offering interested laypersons the accessible legal coverage they’ve been seeking — all in one convenient, easy-to-read volume.

Kane on Trademark Law shows you how to select and develop trademarks that won’t trigger costly legal disputes; use and maintain trademarks in ways that will protect them over the long term; and license and expand trademark rights to maximize the full value of trademarks. Kane on Trademark Law also helps you to protect trademarks in court, by showing you how to prove various types of infringement and other legitimate threats. At the same time, this versatile resource highlights a variety of proven legal defenses against claims made by plaintiffs at trial. Included are step-by-step checklists, laborsaving sample forms, and full-color examples of effective trademarks.

Updated at least once a year and including a