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What topics have been dealt with the EU’s copyright directives? Derectives on copyright 1991, Information Society directive 2001, CDPA 1988

What is intellectual property? is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.

How many forms of IP and what are they? 4

Name the statutes, which protect IP in the UK? Patents act 1977. copyright, designs and patents act 1988. registered designs act 1949. trademark act 1994. berne convention

What does “Common Law Actions” mean? It means that there are not only statutes that protect IP in the UK, but also some legal action decided in the UK by court, like for example passing off or breach of confidence.

What do “novelty” and “originality” mean in the context of design law? Novelty- something new, never invented before. Originality something well known, but with your own edition and adds.

What are the core features of the statutory intellectual property rights? Economic, moral, social

If you write your idea down you will receive a form of IP protection in addition to what may be pursued using breach of confidence. Which protection will this be? How far will this protection extend? Trade secret. Protection of trade secret can, in principle, extend indefinitely and therefore may provide an advantage over patent protection, which lasts only for a specific period of time. Coca-Cola, for example, has no patent for its formula and has been very effective in protecting it for many more years than the twenty years of protection that a patent would have provided.

How was the printing of books regulated in England before 1707? Printers held the right on books not authors

9. When was the first copyright statute passed? Copyright Act of 1709 (act of Anne)

What was the effect of the decisions in Donaldson v Beckett and Hinton v Donaldson? It denied the continued existence of a perpetual common law copyright and held that copyright was a creation of statute and could be limited in its duration.

What was the effect of the decision in Sawkins v Hyperion Records Ltd [2005] RPC 32 (CA)? The case made new law, laying down what is required in order to establish copyright in a musical work, on which there was previously no direct legal authority.

When did the Berne Convention come into being, and how often has it been revised? The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886. The Berne Convention was revised in Paris in 1896 and in Berlin in 1908, completed in Berne in 1914, revised in Rome in 1928, in Brussels in 1948, in Stockholm in 1967 and in Paris in 1971, and was amended in 1979.



What are the differences in subject matter of the Berne and Rome Conventions? Berne Convention, had been written to regulate the circulation of printed materials, the Rome Convention responded to the new circumstance of ideas variously represented in easily reproduced units

List and date the three UK copyright statutes of the 20th century, and give the dates when each of the Acts came into force? Copyright act 1911, copyright act 1956 (June 1957), Copyright, design and patent Acts 1988

What topics have been dealt with the EU’s copyright directives? Derectives on copyright 1991, Information Society directive 2001, CDPA 1988


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