Intellectual Property The Law of Trademarks Copyrights Patents and Trade Secrets

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515876
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Fifth Edition of Bouchoux’ comprehensive, reader-friendly text helps aspiring and practicing paralegals master the complexities of modern intellectual property law, including registration procedures, duration of rights, and protection from infringement. Updated to address current trends and developments, the new edition covers cutting-edge issues such as technological innovations, intellectual property in the digital age, the role of the Internet, and evolving business law. Sample agreements, forms, task checklists, realistic case studies with related activities, excerpts of real cases, and a new “Putting It into Words” feature help students master key concepts and procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intellectual Property The Law of Trademarks Copyrights Patents and Trade Secrets for the Paralegal

Author: Deborah Bouchoux
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428318364
Format: PDF, Docs
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Intellectual Property Law, third edition is a thorough guide to the four fields of intellectual property law; trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. The comprehensive overviews of each field are complemented by sample agreements, checklists, and other practical guides throughout the book. Each chapter contains realistic case studies, and engaging trivia to engage students and provide real world insight into the field of intellectual property law. Intellectual Property Law, third edition also includes invaluable resources that students will refer to throughout their careers, such as useful Intellectual Property websites, internet research questions, information on emerging issues in the field, and an Ethics Edge section that relates to ethical issues raised in the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Protecting Your Company s Intellectual Property

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814426115
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A company’s most valuable assets may not be physical. This book shows how to protect them without fences or security guards! You can’t touch it or feel it. Sometimes you can’t even see it. Yet, intellectual property continues to soar in value, comprising an increasingly greater portion of a typical company’s assets. In the age of instant global communication, understanding what intellectual property is, how to protect it, and how to enhance its value are prerequisites for corporate survival. Enter attorney Deborah E. Bouchoux and her informative book, Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property. Packed with fascinating and illuminating examples, this book is a succinct, yet comprehensive discussion of the four key areas of intellectual property: trademarks,copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. In addition to defining these areas (for instance, did you know that customer lists and marketing plans are protectable trade secrets?), the book offers practical tools for protecting intellectual property, including: Trademark and copyright application forms Sample employment agreements An Internet usage policy Tips on preventing unauthorized dissemination of information via the Web A guide for conducting an IP audit And much, much more.

Intellectual Property Patents Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Author: Catherine Holland
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599181479
Format: PDF
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Protect Your Most Valuable Asset-Your IP Your company's intellectual property is its most important asset. If it's not properly protected, your ideas could be stolen, your products could be copied and you could lose your business. Safeguard your IP with this legal advice from the country's most well-respected IP law firm. Experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights and other protection methods reveal their professional strategies for protecting ideas and avoiding devastating lawsuits. Plus, the enclosed CD gets you started preparing your filings for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Learn how to: Choose the best protection strategy for your business-patents, trademarks or copyrights-and prepare filings for each one Identify your IP and look for prior art Avoid unintentionally infringing on the IP rights of other companies and prevent costly litigation Steer clear of the most common IP traps Use nondisclosure agreements, employee agreements and other protective measures Implement patent strategies into your business plan as a revenue source or to gain a foothold in the market Ensure that your ideas are protected and promote your business' success with these valuable IP strategies. Sample documents include: USPTO Selected Patent Fee Schedule Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application Form USPTO Trademark Search Form Madrid Protocol Schedule of Fees Term of Copyright Outline Form TX, for a Nondramatic Literary Work Form VA, for a Work of the Visual Arts Form SR, for a Sound Recording Form PA, for a Work of Performing Arts Form SE, for a Serial Copyright Fee Schedule For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur has provided the most trusted business advice available to business owners. Our legal guides continue that tradition by offering current and cost-effective legal advice so you can resolve the business and legal issues you face on a daily basis. We also help you identify when it's in your best interest to seek the personalized advice and services of a practicing lawyer.

Key to IP

Author: Chris Weiss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781542813952
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In about an hour, you'll learn the language of intellectual property and come out knowing more than 90% of the general public. Just a little longer than The Art of War, but significantly shorter than War and Peace, this book will get you headed in the right direction to protect your great ideas. Through clear visuals and easy to follow examples, you'll quickly understand the most important elements of intellectual property. The lessons you learn in these pages will empower you to recognize new possibilities and turn your ideas into value. This is not a step-by-step guide to filing applications. This is a place to start when you're looking for a primer on identifying intellectual property. And whether you're a CEO or a secretary, work at a Fortune 500 company or work at a start-up, reading this book will prepare you to make meaningful contributions to your business.

Entrepreneur s Guide To Patents Copyrights Trademarks Trade Secrets

Author: Gilbert Guide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627762
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today, virtually all companies, artists, and innovators run the risk of losing their competititve edge-and big money-by not adequately safeguarding their intellectual property. Written by an expert in intellectual property law, this is the first book to address the full range of legal protections available-patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing-with innovative information you won't find elsewhere, including: € Legal landmines every successful entrepreneur must avoid € Business practices that can be protected-but are often overlooked € Protecting your intellectual property on the Internet € What are your ideas and the rights to them really worth? € Why trade secrets are a powerful and under-utilized protection € Lessons learned from Amazon.com, Microsoft, and other elite entrepreneurs € How even smart, savvy AOL lost exclusive trademarks, including "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licensing is the definitive guide for the entrepreneur and innovator who is ready to protect what he or she has created-a

Patent Copyright Trademark

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324622
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. This is the best book for entrepreneurs and business people to keep on their shelf for when they need understandable legal explanations as well as basic legal overviews and application filing instructions.

Patents Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Author: Wendy Buskop
Publisher: ISA
ISBN: 9781934394533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This bookÂ's non-legal style provides easy-to-read guidelines for automation professionals, manufacturers, and business owners who need to protect their ideas and inventions as assets or understand better how to respect the Intellectual Property rights of others. Equipment, tools, software, chemical formulations, connectors, controllers, sensors, pumps, engines, their components, and other related devices are likely the Intellectual Property of the individual, company, or group who created them. The author emphasizes how to obtain and use patents, trademarks, copyrights, and maintain trade secrets by identifying those assets as Intellectual Property. She provides useful tips and practical insight on obtaining and maintaining property. She also highlights the use, sale, protection, and transfer of Intellectual Property for those who have identified or have pending patents, marks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Numerous scenarios illustrate what can happen when individuals, a company, group, or other business form do not take the proper steps to protect the property. This book also highlights the following areas: U.S., State, and Foreign Trademarks Benefits of having a patent, trademark, or copyright Protection of Intellectual Property

Patent Law for Paralegals

Author: Deborah Bouchoux
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1418048011
Format: PDF
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Patent Law for Paralegals provides a complete overview of patent law, practice, and procedures, in an organized, logical approach. Cutting-edge and pending legislation are provides a comprehensive yet practical guide to patent law. The arrangement of the topics facilitates thorough mastery of patent law and practice. Many useful features including charts, diagrams, glossary, key terms, and examples illustrate the points made. The manner in which patent rights arise, patent searches, the procedure to obtain a patent, length of patent protection, protection from infringement, and new and international developments are all covered in depth. In essence, the life cycle of a patent is covered, from discussion of what may be protected by patent through how to obtain and maintain a patent in force. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intellectual Property Law

Author: Victor D. Lopez
Publisher: Victor D. Lopez
ISBN: 146368861X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a general reference book for authors, artists, musicians, librarians, entrepreneurs and others interested in learning about intellectual property law and the processes for obtaining copyrights, trademarks and patents in the U.S. and other countries through international agreements. It is designed to be a one-stop reference guide that provides information and guidance for individuals considering obtaining copyrights, patents and/or trademarks on their own or with the assistance of an attorney. The main text provides an orientation to the relevant law and the process and cost of applying for patents and trademarks through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and copyrights through the U.S. Copyright Office. This book provides a wealth of resources that include illustrations, an index, links to online resources, selective statutory materials, sample forms, and other useful materials in appendices to provide greater depth and context for the material presented in the main text. This accessible, practical reference book will provide timely, useful information and identify additional resources available free of charge from both the federal government and every state. It does not offer legal advice and is intended to supplement rather than supplant the legal advice and individualized guidance that can only be provided by an attorney.