Intellectual Property

Introduction to patents

Patents seem to be the least accessible and most complex area of intellectual property law. This lecture brings a sense of proportion to the patents field, and provides an essential starting point for students of this fascinating area of law.

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Justifications for intellectual property

A review of the philosophical justifications for protecting intellectual property.

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Moral rights

A run-through of the four moral rights protected under UK copyright law. In addition to the paternity right and integrity right, required by the Berne Convention, this lecture explains the right against false attribution of authorship and the right to privacy in certain photographs and films. The statutory provisions and the case law are described […]

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Passing off

An introduction to the important area of passing-off law, which remains a crucial form of protection for goodwill alongside registered trade mark protection.

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Patent infringement and defences

When is a patent infringed, and what defences are available to a potential infringer? In this lecture we consider section 60 of the Patents Act 1977 and look briefly at how the courts interpret patent claims.

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