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A Handbook of Intellectual Property Management

This new book is designed as a practical reference source for creators and users of intellectual property (IP.)

A Handbook of Intellectual Property Management is a practical source of advice and reference filled with contributions from leading innovators and top patent and trade mark attorneys on a range of topics, including the value of IP, EU versus US brand identities, buying and selling rights, manufacturing and creative industries and action against counterfeiting, piracy and competitors.

Recommended by our partner, Ideas 21. See their listing for ordering details and a 10% discount.

Art & Copyright

Art & Copyright
By Simon Stokes

The leading UK textbook on the legal position affecting copyright in works of art.

Covers everything from The Copyright System: Its Justification and History andThe Modern Law of Copyright to Art and the Internet: Copyright, Related Rights and Digitisation.

Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook

By Jeremy Phillips

The seventh edition of Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook provides an invaluable collection of UK primary and secondary legislation as well as EC and international materials, together in one manageable volume. The new edition fully incorporates the significant changes in legislation since the publication of the previous edition, including the Patents Act 2004, Patents (Amendment) Rules 2004, Patents (Convention Countries) Order 2004, Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order 2004, The Trade Marks Regulations 2004, and The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Order 2004. This established title is a key reference point providing a single source of legislative information.

Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age

Adam Theirer (Editor), Wayne Crews (Editor)

The modern information revolution has created a whole new set of policy issues concerning intellectual property rights that must be addressed, including what kind of copyright protections are appropriate for books and musical works, an issue popularised by the controversy over Napster. The list of contributors to this cutting edge analysis includes many high profile names from equally high profile companies. This book will provide a roadmap to the future of information technology.

Copyright Law in the Digital Society: The Challenges of Multimedia

By Tanya Aplin

Multimedia technology is a key component of the Information Society. This book examines in detail the extent to which copyright law protects multimedia works. It does so from the perspective of UK law, but with due attention being paid to EU law, global treaties and comparative developments in other jurisdictions, such as Australia and the US. The central argument of the book is that, to a significant extent, copyright law has been, and can be, adapted to cater for multimedia technology. As a result, it is neither necessary nor desirable to introduce separate copyright protection or sui generis protection for multimedia works.

Copyrights and Copywrongs

Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity

by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Publisher: New York University Press

This book is a set text on many cultural studies and law courses. Siva Vaidhyanathan tracks the history of American copyright law through the 20th century, from Mark Twain's vehement exhortations for 'thick' copyright protection, to recent lawsuits regarding sampling in rap music and the 'digital moment', exemplified by the rise of Napster and MP3 technology (although note that the author's treatment of file-sharing is an early one considering the mass of developments in the area.)

Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture

Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture
by Karsten Schubert (Editor), Daniel McClean (Editor)

A respected compilation of 24 specially commissioned essays with selected case material addressing the complex intersection of copyright, culture and technology, and how it affects contemporary art practice.

The contributors are a diverse mix of leading legal, academic and artworld professionals, and topics include clear guides to copyright, provocative and detailed studies of 'future' issues such as 'artists as brands', and legal disputes involving artists such as Cai Guo Qiang, Chisto and Jeff Koons.

Design Law; Protecting and Exploiting Rights

Design Law; Protecting and Exploiting Rights'

by Margaret Briffa and Lee Gage
Publisher: The Law Society (2004)

This practical guide clearly outlines the different types of design protection, including the new Community registered and unregistered design rights, and their inter-relation with UK registered and unregistered design rights, copyright, trademarks and patents.

It highlights the factors that need to be considered when selecting the appropriate method of design protection and offers practical advice on how to set about obtaining and enforcing rights. Fully up-to-date, Design Law provides authoritative notes on the latest law and cases and includes chapters on design law in the US and the Far East.

The practical nature of the book is enhanced by case studies, photographs, examples of good and bad practice, commentary on the law and cases and relevant statutory materials. It also contains a helpful range of sample clauses for a licence, as well as draft confidentiality and freelancer agreements.

Digital Copyright: Law and Practice

By Simon Stokes

Copyright law is rapidly changing. The digitisation of content and the growth of the Internet pose many challenges to the way copyright-protected material is protected, licensed and managed. The two World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Treaties of 1996 dealing with copyright, related rights and new technology gave fresh legislative impetus to efforts in Europe to adapt and harmonise copyright law to the challenges of the information society. The result was the 2001 Copyright Directive. This Directive was implemented into UK law on 31 October 2003 by Statutory Instrument. This book was the first UK text to examine digital copyright together with related areas such as performers' rights, moral rights, database rights and competition law as a subject in its own right. It was first published by Butterworths in 2001 and has now been revised to take account of the UK implementation of the Directive.

The opportunity has also been taken to update it generally. The focus is on an examination of the new law together with the practical aspects: precedents and precedent checklists dealing with common digital copyright transactions are included across a range of industries and sectors. Academics, researchers, and students will find the book helpful in putting digital copyright law into perspective. Practising lawyers, rights managers, and anyone concerned with the exploitation and management of digital content or data in academia, publishing, media, software, galleries and museums, finance, commerce and industry will find the book an invaluable guide.

Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

By Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and canít do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.

Guide To Open Content Licenses

By Lawrence Liang

What is copyright? What is copyleft? How can we share culture in a world where everything has a license?

Scientists, writers, designers, artists, musicians and others are increasingly interested in making their work available in the 'public domain'.

This booklet is an overview of the ways in which this has been done and a guide to the growing area of Open Content Licenses through which people design and safeguard access to their work.

Independent Producers' Guide to Film and TV Contracts

Independent Producers' Guide to Film and TV Contracts
by Philip Alberstat

A mass of sample contracts collected into book form. Each agreement is closely annotated with comments and guidelines on how the deals are structured. They provide simple explanations of provisions contained within the agreements, identifying potential pitfalls faced by producers as well as giving general advice. The accompanying free CD-ROM contains templates of all agreements found in the book. These are intended to be downloaded and tailored for your own use.

The author, Philip Alberstat is a partner at London law firm Osborne Clarke. Previously he was Head of Media for international lawyers Coudert Brothers and was formerly Head of Legal and Business Affairs for Hat Trick Productions and Head of Media and Entertainment of leading law firm, Baker & McKenzie.

This book has been recommended by our partner, Media Lex.

Intellectual Property

By David I. Bainbridge

Intellectual Property 6th edition provides a substantial view of intellectual property law, dealing with principles, academic issues and practical considerations. Split into well structured parts, each comprises an introductory chapter on basic principles, and subsequent chapters addressing the particular aspects of each right.

The book provides an historical background to the current statutory and common law framework and analyses the grey areas revealed as English law struggles to keep up with technological change and European harmonisation. Coverage is not limited to UK law, but includes appropriate international and regional legislation and decisions.

Intellectual Property for Managers and Investors: A Guide to Evaluating, Protecting and Exploiting IP

By Steven J. Frank

Technologists have the ideas. Lawyers know the rules. But for business managers and investors, rules and ideas don't readily combine into a strategic vision. No longer is intellectual property (IP) just a necessary expense for large technology companies. Competing and succeeding in today's marketplace requires an in-depth understanding of IP - its use as a weapon, as a shield, and as a monetizable asset. Yet in a world where fortunes can rise or founder on the strength of an IP portfolio, hesitation to enter this arcane, unfamiliar world still abounds.

This book equips the business manager with a working, practical knowledge essential to creating and exploiting IP wealth. It shows investors how to evaluate IP strength and competitive value. With its results-oriented perspective and international focus, Intellectual Property for Technology Managers is essential for those with decision making responsibility at the interface where business and innovation meet.

Intellectual Property in Designs

By John Sykes

Intellectual Property in Designs is a comprehensive yet practical reference source for the various IP rights protecting designs. Providing guidance on individual circumstances where clients need to be advised about an infringement or the protection for the design, the title contains examples and product illustrations of infringements and designs that are or are not protectable throughout. Written by an experienced IP author and practitioner, with contributions from foreign contributors, it covers UK and EU-wide law as well as other major jurisdictions such as the US, Japan, China and East Europe.

Intellectual Property Rights: Major Writings

By David Vaver (Editor)

Countries with innovative local industries almost invariably have laws to foster innovation by regulating the copying of inventions, identifying symbols, and creative expressions. These laws encompass four separate and distinct types of intangible property - patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, which collectively are referred to as 'intellectual property'. This major new collection covers all aspects of intellectual property rights including history, purpose, moral rights, patents, trade marks and enforcement.

In addition, the set considers the development of intellectual property rights, placing current practice within a historical and intellectual framework. With a comprehensive new introduction from the editor that guides the reader through the work and places the selected material in context, this collection of essential articles is undoubtedly an important research resource for both students and scholars in this field.

Intellectual Property: The Lifeblood of Your Company

By Mark Elmslie, Simon Portman

This book is written by two intellectual property (IP) lawyers, experienced in contentious and non-contentious matters. The book deals with different types of intellectual property protection and how to apply them. It also covers how to cope with the infringement of one's intellectual property or allegations that it infringes someone else's intellectual property. Finally, the book advises on how best to exploit one's intellectual property rights and the sort of commercial agreements that will be entered into as a result. The book is aimed at business people rather than lawyers and, as a result, contains concise, practical, day-to-day advice rather than the study of legal theory or case law.

Inventing the American Dream: A History of Curious, Extraordinary and Just Plain Useful Patents

Inventing the American Dream: A History of Curious, Extraordinary and Just Plain Useful Patents
by Stephen Van Dulken

A British Library publication which offers an entertaining examination of the great (and not-so-great) inventions which have helped shape US society today.

Law and the Media

by Tom Crone  

Tom Crone's renowned text has been thoroughly revised by a team of legal experts, and provides a useful source of reference for the key legal issues encountered by those who work in the media such as journalists, editors and producers.

Comprehensive supplementary reference material is also provided, including a glossary of legal terms, addresses, telephone numbers and web sites of professional bodies, and specimen agreements including interview agreements and moral rights waivers.

This book has been recommended by our partner, Media Lex.

Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

By Richard Schulenberg

Updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in the music industry, this new edition includes a focus on group agreements, live performances, free music on the Internet, the effect of the Millennium Copyright Act, ancillary rights, and the independent label. Other key issues covered include the artists' rebellion against record company contracts, litigation by superstars against their labels and by songwriters, and the industry-wide downturn in record sales. It provides stronger focus on music agreements than any other reference.

Media Law for Producers

Media Law for Producers
by Philip Miller

Beginning with a definition and overview of media law, Media Law for Producers examines the court system and how media law is made: litigation and arbitration; contracts (sample production contracts are included); copyright, trademarks, and patents; permits, releases, and insurance; privacy, libel, and defamation; licensing music; working with and without unions; royalties and residuals; protecting your finished production; and special considerations for productions that will be broadcast.

Contracts are a very important part of this book and Miller explains the reasons behind the necessary components of several types of media contracts. Through clear explanations and examples, Media Law for Producers completely covers what producers need to be aware of to avoid legal trouble.

Philip Miller is an attorney in the Century City (Los Angeles) office of Irell & Manella LLP, where he specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law. He writes often on the subject of media and technology law and policy.

This book has been recommended by our partner, Media Lex.

Modern Intellectual Property Law

By Catherine Colston, Kirsty Middleton

Intellectual property is a subject which many students find challenging. This book sets out the core principles for each of the main intellectual property rights in an understandable but stimulating fashion. In order to facilitate a greater understanding of the way intellectual property law rights work,the book highlights the conceptual justifications for these exclusive rights and substantively assesses their practical value according to these justifications.

The law presented is that of the United Kingdom as it is shaped by European Union and Convention obligations. Intellectual property law is of increasing practical significance in the information age, touching on all creative endeavours. In the new millennium, it becomes an even more exciting and important branch of study and this book will guide students through its complexities and challenges.

National Standardization Strategic Framework (NSSF)

Standards and Intellectual Property Rights: A Practical Guide for Innovative Business - Which route should you take?

The DTI, together with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the Patent Office, has produced a FREE guide which sets out your options for making the most of your innovative ideas.

Standards and Intellectual Property Rights: A Practical Guide For Innovative Business takes you step-by-step through the opportunities available to you to develop and exploit your ideas to their greatest potential. Includes case studies and glossary.

Patent It Yourself (Patent It Yourself)

By David Pressman

Pressman has created a "hands-on" book about US patents. You get a lot of information for a small amount of money and the information in totally up-to-date. Engineers in small companies should read this book as it will open your eyes as to how easy it is to protect the stuff you design, and using low-cost things like the Provisional Patent Application ... you can file a rough document and, if within a year it seems worth it, file for a normal Patent. A pefect concept for high-tech startups who may not have the money in the early days to patent everything, yet the VC people want to see some protection in the works.

Beyond the Lens

Published in England by the Association of Photographers (AOP), Beyond the Lens is the essential guide to rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography.

Now in its third edition it has been likened to 'the bible for photographers and commissioners' and is used by colleges/universities as part of their courses and widely used by photographers and commissioners.

The Anarchist in the Library

The Anarchist in the Library

by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Publisher: Basic Books (2004)

In this collected series of essays, controversial scholar Vaidhyanathan tells us the key information structure of our time is the 'peer-to-peer network'.  Peer-to-peer networks have always existed--but with the rise of electronic communication, they are suddenly coming into their own. And they are drawing the outlines of a battle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of our century, affecting everything from society to terrorism, from religion to the latest social fads.

The Guerilla Guide to the Music Business

The Guerilla Guide to the Music Business
by Sarah Davis, David Laing 

A respected book covering the music industry, the bookís toolkit section provides examples of key music industry documents including recording contracts, Peforming Rights Society membership agreements etc.

The Modern Law of Trade Marks

By Ashley Roughton, Christopher Morcom

The new edition of this established text updates the previous edition following significant changes in Trade Mark law and procedure.

The Visual Artists Business & Legal Guide

The Visual Artists Business & Legal Guide
by Gregory T. Victoroff (Editor)

A comprehensive resource for visual artists covers a host of professional practice issues, including copyrights, licensing and merchandising, and includes a number of sample contracts together with commentary from lawyers on negotiable and controversial clauses.

The authors include a number of prominent arts lawyers.

Book recommendation from our partner, the Enterprise Centre for Creative Arts.


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