Patents, Copyrights, & Trademarks

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Substantial revision of the easy-to-read first edition in the area of intellectual property rights. Includes new chapters on computer software as applied to copyright and international patents. Contains fresh material on trademarks. Explains the difference between a patent, copyright and trademark. Shows how to protect yourself before conducting a patent search. Provides all the information needed to communicate effectively with experts in the field. Discusses potential areas of legal dispute.

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Now revised and updated—the bestselling guide to protecting your intellectual property rights... Patents, Copyrights, & Trademarks Second Edition If you’re an entrepreneur, inventor, writer, or artist, making the right legal decisions about your creative work is easy with the newest edition of Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks. Written in an easy-to-read style that requires no formal business or legal background, this practical guide gives you all the information you need to patent, copyright, or trademark your creative work in language you can understand. This indispensable "how-to" guide shows you how to avoid copyright infringement, protect your copyright, deal with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, document your invention, conduct a patent search, and more. Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition also:

  • Explains the important principles of intellectual property law in simple language
  • Explores new computer software products with copyright and international patent applications
  • Provides updated material on trademarks—which to choose, which to avoid, and why
  • Includes new chapters on foreign patents and licensing
  • Offers a history of patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Sets the record straight on myths, trivia, and frequently asked questions about patents, copyrights, and trademarks

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FRANK H. FOSTER is an attorney and Chairman of the Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. ROBERT L. SHOOK is the author of 24 business books including How to Close Every Sale and Hardball: How to Turn the Pressure On Without Turning the Customer Off.

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