Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials on Trademark, Copyright and Patent Law

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January 2004


This casebook applies the principles of intellectual property protection to fact patterns arising in a variety of industries, including music, art, computers, biotechnology, and industrial design. The text takes a comparative approach to intellectual property that emphasizes the commonalities and differences in the theories underlying the regimes of trademark, copyright, and patent law. State law is integrated into the discussion, comparing laws and raising issues of pre-emption as they naturally occur in cases. A comprehensive teacher's manual provides answers to the problems, discusses each case in detail, and includes background materials, hypotheticals, and suggested readings.