Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Sixth Edition

By David I. Bainbridge

This book (formerly titled: Legal Protection of Computer Software) offers up-to-date coverage and analysis of the intellectual property (IP) laws applicable to all forms of computer software. Covering copyright, database rights, patents, trademarks, design rights, and the law of confidence, the book provides coverage of IP laws in the UK, as well as EU Directives and European patents. The scope of this sixth edition has been widened due to the numerous cases before the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently involving the use of trademarks on the Internet, such as Interflora v Marks & Spencer, Google v Louis Vuitton, and Portakabin v Primakabin. It includes developments surrounding ISPs (Internet Service Providers) - such as injunctions against ISPs both in the UK and before the Court of Justice of the European Union - and coverage of the Digital Economy Act provisions. The book also looks at the following case law: SAS v World Programming (CJEU) (the first major case of great significance to the software industry on the scope of the Directive on the legal protection of computer software) * Football Dataco v Stan James (on copyright in databases - CJEU March 2012) * Enlarged Board of EPO (on President's reference on computer-implemented inventions) * Football Association v QC Leisure (online services and competition). [Subject: Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law]

500 pages

Publication Date: 1/31/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780431246