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Australian Intellectual Property eBook

Australian Intellectual Property eBook

ISBN 9780195598476
Edition 2
Publication Date
Publisher Oxford University Press
Author(s)
Overview
1. Introduction: Australian Intellectual Property Law in the Global MarketplaceIntroductionIP legislationMethodologyAustralian IP policy management in a global contextLegal foundations: The ConstitutionPhilosophical justifications and slippery concepts2. Copyright Law: History, Justifications and Basic PrinciplesIntroductionHistory and justificationsCopyright principles3. Criteria for Subsistence of CopyrightIntroductionOriginalityMaterial formQualification4. Copyright Subject MatterIntroductionDefinitions and interpretive approachesPart III of the Copyright Act: Copyright in original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic worksPart IV of the Copyright Act: Copyright in subject matter other than worksDenial of copyright protection?5. Ownership and Exploitation of CopyrightIntroductionOwnership of copyright in worksExploitation of copyrightRestrictions on freedom of contract: Unfair bargains6. Infringement of CopyrightIntroductionDirect infringement: General principlesThe exclusive rights of the copyright ownerLiability for authorising infringementIndirect infringementCriminal offencesExceptions to infringement7. Other Rights of Creators and OwnersIntroductionAuthors’ moral rightsPerformers’ protectionResale royalty rights of visual artistsTraditional cultural expressionsAnti-circumvention rulesCircuit layout protection8. Registered DesignsIntroductionHistory, justifications and contextThe registration processWhat is a registrable design?Ownership and durationExclusive rights and infringementDefencesThe overlap with copyright protection9. Patent Law: Justification, History and ContextIntroductionJustification for the patent systemHistory of the patent systemContext: The framework of the Australian patent systemOther patent-like IP rights10. The Subject Matter of Patentable Inventions: Manner of ManufactureIntroductionThe subject matter requirementSubject matter at the borderline of patentabilityMethods of treatmentMorality, public interest and general inconvenienceThreshold requirements for newness and inventiveness11. The Patent CriteriaIntroductionNoveltyInventive stepInnovative stepUsefulnessSecret use12. Disclosure and Claiming RequirementsIntroductionLegislative requirements for disclosure and claimingRules of constructionThe disclosure requirementThe claiming requirements: Lack of fair basingThe new sufficiency and support requirements for disclosure and claiming13. Patent Ownership, Rights and LimitationsIntroductionOwnershipInfringementExemptions from infringementLicensing of patent rights and limitations on licence conditionsUses without the authorisation of the patentee14. Trade Secrets: Protection of Confidential InformationIntroductionSources of law protecting confidential informationThe distinction between confidential information and propertyThe relationship between trade secrets and other forms of IPElements of the equitable action for breach of confidenceThe public interest and iniquity defencesDuration of the obligation15. Trade Marks, Passing Off and Protecting Trade Reputation: History, Justifications and ContextIntroductionHistory of passing off and trade mark protectionJustifications for protecting trade marks and indiciaCurrent context16. Passing Off and Consumer Protection LegislationIntroductionTests for passing off and contravention of consumer protection legislationReputationMisrepresentation, or misleading or deceptive conductDamage17. Registered Trade Marks: Procedural and Substantive Requirements for RegistrationIntroductionTypes of trade marksThe registration processThe definition of a trade mark: A ‘sign’Examination, opposition and cancellation groundsAbsolute grounds of refusalRelative grounds of refusal18. Registered Trade Marks: Infringement, Defences, Loss of Rights and ExploitationIntroductionInfringementDefencesLoss of rightsExploitation19. Intellectual Property Litiga tion and RemediesIntroductionLitigationInterlocutory remediesFinal remediesInnocent infringement and safe harbour for carriage service providersUnjustified threats of infringement proceedingsCriminal offences
Overview
1. Introduction: Australian Intellectual Property Law in the Global MarketplaceIntroductionIP legislationMethodologyAustralian IP policy management in a global contextLegal foundations: The ConstitutionPhilosophical justifications and slippery concepts2. Copyright Law: History, Justifications and Basic PrinciplesIntroductionHistory and justificationsCopyright principles3. Criteria for Subsistence of CopyrightIntroductionOriginalityMaterial formQualification4. Copyright Subject MatterIntroductionDefinitions and interpretive approachesPart III of the Copyright Act: Copyright in original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic worksPart IV of the Copyright Act: Copyright in subject matter other than worksDenial of copyright protection?5. Ownership and Exploitation of CopyrightIntroductionOwnership of copyright in worksExploitation of copyrightRestrictions on freedom of contract: Unfair bargains6. Infringement of CopyrightIntroductionDirect infringement: General principlesThe exclusive rights of the copyright ownerLiability for authorising infringementIndirect infringementCriminal offencesExceptions to infringement7. Other Rights of Creators and OwnersIntroductionAuthors’ moral rightsPerformers’ protectionResale royalty rights of visual artistsTraditional cultural expressionsAnti-circumvention rulesCircuit layout protection8. Registered DesignsIntroductionHistory, justifications and contextThe registration processWhat is a registrable design?Ownership and durationExclusive rights and infringementDefencesThe overlap with copyright protection9. Patent Law: Justification, History and ContextIntroductionJustification for the patent systemHistory of the patent systemContext: The framework of the Australian patent systemOther patent-like IP rights10. The Subject Matter of Patentable Inventions: Manner of ManufactureIntroductionThe subject matter requirementSubject matter at the borderline of patentabilityMethods of treatmentMorality, public interest and general inconvenienceThreshold requirements for newness and inventiveness11. The Patent CriteriaIntroductionNoveltyInventive stepInnovative stepUsefulnessSecret use12. Disclosure and Claiming RequirementsIntroductionLegislative requirements for disclosure and claimingRules of constructionThe disclosure requirementThe claiming requirements: Lack of fair basingThe new sufficiency and support requirements for disclosure and claiming13. Patent Ownership, Rights and LimitationsIntroductionOwnershipInfringementExemptions from infringementLicensing of patent rights and limitations on licence conditionsUses without the authorisation of the patentee14. Trade Secrets: Protection of Confidential InformationIntroductionSources of law protecting confidential informationThe distinction between confidential information and propertyThe relationship between trade secrets and other forms of IPElements of the equitable action for breach of confidenceThe public interest and iniquity defencesDuration of the obligation15. Trade Marks, Passing Off and Protecting Trade Reputation: History, Justifications and ContextIntroductionHistory of passing off and trade mark protectionJustifications for protecting trade marks and indiciaCurrent context16. Passing Off and Consumer Protection LegislationIntroductionTests for passing off and contravention of consumer protection legislationReputationMisrepresentation, or misleading or deceptive conductDamage17. Registered Trade Marks: Procedural and Substantive Requirements for RegistrationIntroductionTypes of trade marksThe registration processThe definition of a trade mark: A ‘sign’Examination, opposition and cancellation groundsAbsolute grounds of refusalRelative grounds of refusal18. Registered Trade Marks: Infringement, Defences, Loss of Rights and ExploitationIntroductionInfringementDefencesLoss of rightsExploitation19. Intellectual Property Litiga tion and RemediesIntroductionLitigationInterlocutory remediesFinal remediesInnocent infringement and safe harbour for carriage service providersUnjustified threats of infringement proceedingsCriminal offences

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