Intellectual Property Law Directions focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom intellectual property law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces. This text is written in a lively and engaging manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. Intellectual Property Law Directions uses thinking points, reflective questions, chapter summaries and learning objectives to help develop students' understanding. It also uses case close-up boxes to quickly identify and explain key cases. Written by a university lecturer with over 20 years' experience of teaching intellectual property, this book provides a clear and structured approach to the subject, with a strong emphasis on student-centred learning. Online Resource Centre An Online Resource Centre accompanies the book providing web links to the major international intellectual property organisations, suggestedanswers to the reflective questions in the book, a flashcard glossary and sample intellectual property documents.
Intellectual Property Law is written in an informal, engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. It focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces.
Form in Intellectual Property Law sets out to expose, analyse and evaluate conflicting conceptions of legal judgement that operate in intellectual property (IP) law. Its central theme is the opposition between law-making through creation of general rules and law-making at the point of application through case-by-case decisions.Using examples drawn from statutory and common law materials, the book offers a critical analysis of the factors that influence the form of legal directions in IP law. Through an exploration of form, the work provides insights into how the law balances the interests of rights owners and users and, more broadly, how it serves the public interest. These insights provide a basis for the evaluation of the contemporary economic and ethical justifications that are commonly advanced in support of IP law.This book provides an original perspective on the significance of form in the law and will appeal to both academics and advanced students of IP law, as well as those interested in the law-making process, especially judicial decision-making and the exercise of judicial discretion.
'Copyright is increasingly broad in scope and the range of perspectives that can be applied to study it is equally wide not just IP law but legal philosophy, economics, cultural studies, ethnography, legal history and political science are all potentially relevant approaches to dissecting the copyright octopus. This book includes examples of all these approaches. It makes fascinating reading. It is also a valuable contribution to the current debate about the future development of copyright law.'
With a readable and modern writing style, EU Law Directions clearly explains the key topics and developments in this fast-paced and influential subject area. No previous knowledge is assumed, making this the ideal text for those approaching EU law for the first time. With 30 years' experience teaching and examining EU law, Nigel Foster provides a student-friendly text which is readable without compromising on academic quality. The text is easy-to-follow with useful features throughout such as case summaries, key definitions and diagrams. Cross-references and end of chapter summaries demonstrate how topics link together and enable students to quickly build up a comprehensive understanding of EU Law. The text is clearly broken down into logical sections, guiding students through institutional, procedural and substantive law, with a new chapter on competition law added to the 4th edition. This text is also accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/foster_directions4e/) which includes the following features: - An interactive timeline showing the key moments in EU legal history - An interactive map illustrating the development of the EU and providing essential background knowledge - Self-test questions with instant feedback - Video clips from the European Commission - Suggested approaches to end of chapter questions - Study and exam tips - Updates to the law - Useful weblinks
Release on 2014-05-22 | by Sandra Clarke,Sarah Greer
Author: Sandra Clarke,Sarah Greer
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Land Law Directions is an engaging and straightforward introduction to land law, with clear explanations of even the most difficult concepts. Case summaries, photographs, and examples are used throughout to provide real-life context and clarify abstract ideas, while diagrams and definitions ensure the text is easy to follow and that key points are clear. From their extensive experience teaching undergraduates, authors have created a range of resources to help you build upon and further your understanding, including self-test questions, thinking points, and fictional examples. The book concludes with two useful chapters that show you how the topics come together and provide guidance on how to prepare for exams. Land Law Directions innovative features, easy-to-read style and practical advice make this the ideal all-round textbook to prepare you for success in both exams and the workplace. This book is also accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/clarke_directions4e/) that includes the following features: - additional topics for further study - revision podcasts - multiple choice questions - interactive glossary of key land law terminology - suggested approaches to the end of chapter questions in the text - updates to the law - links to sites with useful resources relating to land law
Release on 2015-04-16 | by Richard Taylor,Damian Taylor
Author: Richard Taylor,Damian Taylor
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Contract Law Directions is a clear, accessible and well-structured contract law text assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, making this the ideal text for those encountering contract law for the first time. The authors offer a practical, clear exposition of the key concepts and principles covered on undergraduate courses. A wide range of pedagogical features including diagrams and flowcharts elucidate the complex ideas andexamples of commonplace and real-life situations provide a grounded understanding of the law.The book is accompanied by an extensive range of online resources including multiple choicequestions, suggested approaches to answering the questions at the end of each chapter, web links, a glossary of key terms, and electronic versions of diagrams in the book for lecturers.
Bently and Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The authors' all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off, and confidentiality, but also takes account of a wide range of academicopinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgements about key principles. The particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible.