Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights

Author: Jane Lambert
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317143531
Format: PDF, ePub
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What do you do if ... you need to seek a court order against a former employee who has set up in competition with you, having first helped themselves to your customer database? ... Or if you are deluged with complainants who have bought products they thought were yours, but turn out to have been made from inferior materials and without your knowledge or consent? ... Or if you receive a solicitor's letter complaining that a product you are about to launch infringes their client's trade mark or registered design? Jane Lambert's concise and practical guide gives you the knowledge that you need to make crucial decisions to protect your intellectual assets before it is too late. It should be kept close at hand for use in emergencies, just like a first aid manual. Its purpose is to alert you to problems so that you can take the right steps to manage them, in consultation with your professional advisors, before they develop into crises. And, if the worst does happen and you need to go to law, the guide provides you with the information you need to understand the process, the risks and how to prepare effectively. If you are planning an enforcement strategy, looking for the optimum patent or registered trade mark or design protection and to secure the appropriate insurance to make sure you have a fund available to enforce these, then this book is for you. If you're already in hot water, someone with an intellectual property problem who needs to make fast decisions in very little time, then this book is for you too. It could help you avoid the most expensive mistake of your life.

Harvesting External Innovation

Author: Donal O'Connell
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409418337
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Harvesting External Innovation addresses the growing phenomenon of companies cooperating and collaborating with a variety of external parties.Intellectual property, especially patents, plays a fundamental role promoting and protecting innovation, regardless of whether that innovation comes from internal employees or persons external to the company. Donal O'Connell discusses in depth how best to handle intellectual property matters, how to actually work with external inventors and how to handle their inventions. It includes a suggested process and check list.

Business Contracts Handbook

Author: Mr Charles Boundy
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409458652
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If money is the lifeblood of business, contracts are the arteries that help carry it around the commercial body. Anyone in business is liable to have to deal with business contracts, but few are trained to do so. Even those that are trained may have experience in limited areas or in the distant past. But the right contract can make a vital difference, not just to recording and enforcing, if need be, the contract terms, but also in ensuring the agreement deals with the real issues and approaches them in a practical way. Finding help in this area is not easy, as the market tends to offer little between serious academic tomes on the one hand and student summaries geared to exams on the other. Business Contracts Handbook fills that gap, covering both the basics of contract law in an accessible style and using a thoroughly practical approach to understanding and negotiating the key terms in a business contract. If you have little prior knowledge, Charles Boundy's many years of experience in drafting and providing guidance on business agreements of all kinds will enable you to acquire a working background quickly. If you have years of experience you will still benefit from a checklist, a reminder of what is important and why, and an easy reference to up-to-date language and drafting – there is always more to learn.

Patent Law Essentials

Author: Alan L. Durham
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982058
Format: PDF, ePub
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Previous edition, 1st, published in 1999.

Representational Fairness in WTO Rule making

Author: Mohamed Omar Gad
Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative
ISBN:
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This book examines representational fairness in WTO rule making. The context of examination is the pharmaceutical-related provisions of the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement and the interests of developing countries and pharmaceutical multinational enterprises therein. The book analyzes the negotiation and implementation periods of the specified TRIPS provisions and the legal disputes that arose, covering the period from the mid-1980s, until the adoption of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health in November 2001. An imbalance reflected in the negotiated text in favor of pharmaceutical MNEs' interests during the negotiation process is characterized as 'top-down' rule making. Reacting to this, developing countries exerted pressure from the 'bottom-up' hindering the implementation of these TRIPS provisions. This retorting action, while instilling a degree of balance, congests the TRIPS regime and the larger WTO system with additional dispute proceedings leading to strains in North-South relations. The volume concludes with selective suggestions focusing on the rule making process of the WTO and proposes measures to reduce the likelihood of a deficiency in representational fairness occurring in future negotiations.

The American Economic Review

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Includes annual List of doctoral dissertations in political economy in progress in American universities and colleges; and the Hand book of the American Economic Association.