Intellectual property has become the new wealth of the late-20th century. In this important book, David Vaver provides a lively examination of the three fields of Canadian intellectual property law: copyrights, patents, and trade-marks. No other Canadian text combines analyses of all three of these fields in one volume. Intellectual Property Law is written in non-technical language and answers the following questions: What is protected? Who owns it? What are the owner's rights? What are the user's rights? Current issues and concerns including genetic engineering, the Internet, and the most recent amendments to the Copyright Act are also examined. Finally, there is a chapter on the management and enforcement of intellectual property rights and a concluding chapter that looks at the broader legal and policy implications of intellectual property law.
This book brings together contributions from reputed experts on Canadian intellectual property law which highlight its special features. Situated at the crossroads between legal traditions in Europe and the United States, Canada's intellectual property laws blend various elements from these regions and can offer innovative approaches. The chapters focus primarily on patents, trademarks, and copyrights, covering both historical and contemporary developments. They are designed to bring perspective and reflection upon what has become in recent years a very rich intellectual property environment.
This website is a basic guide to the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) which is an international agreement protecting intellectual property via copyright, trademarks, patents, etc.