Patent, Copyright & Trademark, Fifth Edition

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9780873378482: Patent, Copyright & Trademark, Fifth Edition

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 more

With 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-referenced

The updated 5th edition covers the application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in U.S. v. ElcomSoft, freelance writers' ownership rights as established in New York Times v. Tasini, the Supreme Court's controversial ruling on patents and doctrine of equivalents in Festo Corporation v. Shoketsu -- and more!

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About the Author:

Stephen R. Elias is an attorney and associate publisher at He is the author of many Nolo titles, including: How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Trademark: Legal Care For Your Business and Product Name, Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law, and Nolo's Pocket Guide to Family Law. Steve has been interviewed by most major media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Good Morning America, 20/20,Money Magazine and more. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law and practiced law in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980. In recent years much of Steve's time at Nolo has been devoted to the fields of self-help legal software and online legal information. He is one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker program, as well as the software version of Nolo's Patent It Yourself.


A clear overview of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law, with plain-English definitions of legal terms. -- Houston Chronicle

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

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Stephen Elias; Richard Stim
Published by Nolo (2002)
ISBN 10: 0873378482 ISBN 13: 9780873378482
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