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Intellectual Property Law: Principles in Practice 3rd Edition

Paul Sumpter

Book $88.00 (plus GST)
eBook $88.00 (plus GST)

The field of intellectual property law continues to grow, while moving increasingly into the mainstream. The third edition of this invaluable book has been extensively revised and updated — keeping the reader abreast with the latest developments in this area of law.

Written by Paul Sumpter, Intellectual Property Law: Principles in Practice concentrates on the most frequently encountered issues that crop up in practice and provides a clear and concise explanation of the law, with analysis where appropriate. Each chapter includes a synopsis of the background to an area of IP law, followed by a practical discussion of that topic.

Contents covered include:  

  • copyright
  • trade marks and registration
  • passing off (and the Fair Trading Act)
  • patents (including Maori and traditional knowledge)
  • confidential information
  • designs
  • franchising.

Who should read this guide

The book is highly recommended to those in general legal practice and in-house counsel, but also to specialist lawyers, patent attorneys, students and others involved or interested in this area.

About the author

Paul Sumpter, BA, MA (Hons), LLB, LLM(London) is a senior academic in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in intellectual property law. He has practised in the intellectual property field for over thirty years, mainly in New Zealand, but also in Sydney. Paul is a barrister and solicitor and a registered patent attorney. He is member of the Copyright Tribunal (since 2004) and a consultant to Chapman Tripp solicitors where is he is able to mix the practical aspects of the law with full-time academic duties.

This book is excluded from the Earlybird discount offer.

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