According to the publisher:
This is a unique book about Intellectual Property. It is aimed not only at law students studying the subject but also at interested users of IP - business people, inventors, scientists, designers and the like. It provides an outline of the basic legal principles which underpin and regulate the subject, educating the reader as to the shape of the law. However, critically, it also gives insight into how the system actually works. . . . There are no footnotes to distract. Although cases are, inevitably, referred to they are explained in a pithy, accessible manner. The authors try wherever possible to be both serious and light-hearted at the same time. All major areas of IP - patents, trade marks, copyright and designs -are covered, along with briefer treatment of other rights and subjects such as breach of confidence, plant varieties and databases. . . .Here's the purchase info for those interested, including a discount:
270pp Pbk 9781849463256
RSP: £19.95 / €26 / US$40 / CDN$40
Discount Price: £15.96 / €20.80 / US$32 / CDN$32
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