Intellectual Property Law

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Our intellectual property law titles range from Technology Transfer to The Media and Business Contracts Handbook. These print titles and loose-leaf publications, alongside our online services, provide market-leading information to meet your practice needs.

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A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off is our forthcoming publication focusing on the current law relating to the protection of registered trademarks and certain related rights. With clear explanations of the underlying principles and concepts with a breakdown of procedural matters.

Written by experts and describing the myriad areas of law that affect technology agreements, Technology Transfer is the leading guide to this complex area of law. Considering the laws around commercial transactions that involve development, use of commercialisation of technology and associate intellectual property rights.

Our recent publication, A User’s Guide to Data Protection: Law and Policy, third edition, sets out the relevant compliance issues that companies need to be aware of to comply with the UK data protection rules and regulations. This text is an essential reference tool providing clear guidance to the complex web of data protection issues and regulations.

Our intellectual property law titles are written by key expert authors in the field. Bloomsbury Professional online provides you with access to legal commentary and analysis from our books, case studies and looseleaf journals. Be sure to browse the full range of titles listed below…

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Intellectual Property Law Books

A User’s Guide to Data Protection: Law and Policy

Are you ready if a client wishes to make a data protection claim, or needs to defend one? A User’s Guide to Data Protection: Law and Policy, Third Edition sets out all the compliance issues that organisations need to be aware of to successfully comply with the UK data protection rules and regulations, along with a full assessment of the EU Data Protection Regulations and their impact on UK practice.... Read more

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is a complete exploration of the relationship between information technology and intellectual property laws a very wide-ranging and complex, ever changing area of law. It provides up-to-date coverage and analysis of the intellectual property laws applicable to all forms of computer software. placing the law in the context of computer use examining copyright, database rights, patents, trade marks, design rights and the law of... Read more

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges

The importance of blockchain and cryptocurrencies continually evolving. The first book on this increasingly important topic, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges, is a pioneering and seminal read which aims to identify regulatory gaps and establish the first applicable legal framework. Written by well-known experts in cyber law, this reference work covers: · Blockchain – IP/ownership/legal consequences of use/areas of regulation · Crypto Assets – Security of wallets/IP/Data... Read more

A User’s Guide to Copyright

A User’s Guide to Copyright, Seventh Edition is long established as one of the key texts in the field. Renowned for its practical, user-friendly and authoritative approach and for its practical application to the main copyright using industries, the book is considered essential reading for legal practitioners, copyright law students and – crucially – for those working in the copyright using industries. Extensively cross-referenced to cases, legislation and leading texts... Read more

A User’s Guide to Intellectual Property in Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of the most innovative and complex areas of law. It is currently undergoing a period of intense transformation, with companies facing an ever-increasing level of regulation as well as strict cost management in order to remain competitive and profitable. The latest in “A User’s Guide to…” series it covers life sciences in relation to: – patents – copyright – trade marks; and – data protection The... Read more

A User’s Guide to Patents

A User’s Guide to Patents, Fifth Edition provides guidance on the areas of European and UK patent law and procedure that are most important in day-to-day practice. This new edition sets out how patents can be obtained, exploited and enforced and addresses wider public policy aspects of patents and their economic significance, as well as past and likely future trends that affect legal practitioners. It is essential reading for IP... Read more

A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off

A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off, fourth edition focuses on the current law relating to the protection of registered trademarks and certain related rights. This includes registered trade marks, well-known trade marks, certification marks, collective marks, protested geographical origin indicators, international conventions, and Passing off. There is clear explanation of the underlying principles and concepts with a breakdown of procedural matters, thereby helping to tie the different... Read more

A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off

Focuses on the current law relating to the protection of registered trademarks and certain related rights. This includes registered trade marks, well-known trade marks, certification marks, collective marks, protested geographical origin indicators, international conventions, and passing off. There is clear explanation of the underlying principles and concepts with a breakdown of procedural matters, thereby helping to tie the different areas together. Individual topics covered include: Kit-Kat – when can 3D... Read more

Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills

Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills is a brand new title which will help you develop and create greater flexibility in your drafting skills. Using clear explanations and practical examples your ability to write clauses, draft, negotiate, analyse and review contracts will be enhanced. It is designed to be used in conjunction with your own precedent bank or alongside The A-Z of Contract Clauses, Sixth Edition. This title gives guidance on... Read more

Innovation and Technology Law: An Industry Guide

Innovation and Technology Law: An Industry Guide is a reference book that compiles summaries of relevant law and regulatory frameworks in industrial context and terms, compartmentalised by technology field or application and technical subject matter. The book is a landscaping and deconstruction of legal frameworks relating to innovation and technology across technology fields and European territories, summarised in non-legal terms and in industrial context. It not only makes it easier... Read more

Technology Transfer

The new edition follows the structure of the second edition with fully revised content incorporating changes made by the Companies Act 2008; the Human Tissue Act 2004; and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as well as Updated EU Law including Regulation 772/2004 on technology transfer agreements regulation and competition law Copyright, Database and Design Law. This edition also contains detailed new detailed coverage on each different type of transfer... Read more

Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer covers the laws surrounding commercial transactions that involve the development, use of commercialisation of technology and associate intellectual property rights. Types of transactions that fall within this category are research and development contracts and intellectual property licences and these form the main focus of the book. Written by experts and describing the many different areas of law that affect technology agreements such as IP, contract law, competition law... Read more

The A-Z of Contract Clauses

In this high speed world, the ability to turn an agreement around quickly is a necessity for most busy lawyers. The A-Z of Contract Clauses, Sixth Edition is a master toolkit of contract clauses drafted by experts in copyright and contract. Thousands of clauses ready for you to use and adapt – Save time and effort when creating a new licence, option, assignment or agreement for services for a contributor;... Read more

The Media and Business Contracts Handbook

The Media and Business Contracts Handbook, 5th edition is a master reference book combining a knowledge of contract, copyright and commercial practice to provide over 90 ready to use and adapt expertly drafted contracts, licences, acquisition, distribution, termination, buyout agreements and other documents and letters. It provides the tools for the user to construct a contract in a logical format and draft the terms in language that both parties can... Read more

The Right to be Forgotten

The Right to be Forgotten is one of the most publicised areas of the GDPR and has received massive worldwide publicity following judicial and legal developments in Europe. The book covers the Right to be Forgotten, Erasure and Forgetting, Data Protection, GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and Brexit. The Google Spain case received worldwide media attention and legal interest, and cases and disputes on the Right to be Forgotten... Read more

Legal and Compliance Issues for Directors (Working Title)

The book provides a lay reader whose business may not be large enough to employ full-time in-house counsel with an introductory and authoritative resource enabling meaningful engagement with external lawyers during the business life-cycle. It helps those running businesses to recognise legal and compliance issues at an earlier stage and to enrich the level of discourse between the business and its advisers. Covering topics including commercial transactions, drafting issues, analysis... Read more

The A-Z of Contract Clauses

A master toolkit of contract clauses drafted by experts in copyright and contract. Thousands of clauses ready for you to use and adapt. Save time and effort when creating a new licence, option, assignment or agreement for services for a contributor; drafting heads of agreements; amending a contract a third party has sent you; or updating and amending your existing in-house contracts. Organised clearly by subject area, each main clause... Read more