New 6th edition
Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
by Attorney Stephen R. Elias

Whether you're an Edison, Faulkner or Gates, you need Patent, Copyright & Trademark.
Intellectual property law has rapidly produced its own language. But don't count on understanding it right off the bat -- the language baffles lawyers and lay folk alike. Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of intellectual property law to intelligently deal with such issues as:

who owns creative works or valuable information
how these owners can protect and enforce their ownership rights
how disputes between intellectual-property owners can be resolved
how ownership rights can best be transferred to others
and many moreWith this essential guide, you will:
get clear and concise overviews of patent copyright, trademark and trade secret law
understand the different kinds of protection offered by patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets -- and which apply to your work
get a plain-English definition of every term you're likely to come across
find the information you need, quickly and easily -- all entries are organized by topic and extensively cross-referencedExhaustively updated, the 6th edition provides all-new information regarding the protection of idea submissions and fictional characters, new uses for end-user agreements, the failure of UCITA, the Supreme Court's ruling in the "Victoria's Secret" case -- and much, much more! 

Table of Contents
Introduction
PART 1: Trade Secret Law
Overview
Definitions
Statutes
PART 2: Copyright Law
Overview
Definitions
Sample Forms
Statutes
PART 3: Patent Law
Overview
Definitions
Sample Forms
Statutes
PART 4: Trademark Law
Overview
Definitions
Sample Forms
Statutes
Press Reviews

What Others Are Saying
A good basic general text on the subject of intellectual property. As manufacturing companies in general, especially small to medium size companies, in the U.S., tend to be sloppy about protecting their intellectual property, this should be must reading for whoever is the corporate head bean counter.
George H. Morgan, Patent Agent of Morgan and Associates

Attorney Elias has succeeded in producing a reliable, easily comprehended introduction to intellectual property law.
Library Journal

Nolo is recognized for its attention to legal accuracy and clarity, and in [Patent, Copyright & Trademark]...the reputation is deserved.
Journal of Government Information

In the usual straightforward, easy-to-understand Nolo fashion, the book provides an overview of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law...
Orange County Register

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Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
by Attorney Stephen R. Elias $39.95

 

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