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Intellectual Property Law, 2/e

Copyright Patents Trade-Marks

Since the publication of the first edition in 1997, David Vaver’s Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patents, Trade-Marks has become one of the most important treatises on the subject in Canada. It has been relied upon by scholars, practitioners, policy analysts and students alike, as well as those who use or rely on intellectual property, and has been cited as a leading authority by all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Now, nearly fifteen years later, Professor Vaver has produced a new and greatly-expanded edition that not only takes account of developments that have occurred in domestic and international law, but also provides an in-depth and engaging discussion of the profound changes in the social, economic, and technological environments in which intellectual property law operates.


David Vaver

David Vaver, MA (Oxon.), BA, LLB (Auck.), JD (Chicago), was appointed Professor of Intellectual Property law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, in 2009 and is a board member of IP Osgoode. He is the Emeritus Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law in the University of Oxford, an emeritus fellow of St. Peter’s College, and the former director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. He has researched and taught intellectual property law for forty years, previously at Osgoode, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland. Professor Vaver founded the Intellectual Property Journal which he currently also edits, and is associated with the Chambers of Michael Silverleaf QC, 11 South Square, Gray’s Inn, London. Professor Vaver has written extensively on national and intellectual property law and policy, and his work is frequently cited by courts and legal writers. He was the author of the first edition of this work and of Copyright Law (2000), both in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law Series, a coeditor (with Marcel Boyer & Michael Trebilcock) of Competition Policy and Intellectual Property (Irwin Law, 2009), and editor of a five-volume collection of writings, Intellectual Property Rights: Critical Concepts in Law (Routledge, 2006). To mark his retirement from the University of Oxford, Professor Vaver was presented in 2010 with a Festschrift edited by Catherine Ng, Lionel Bently, and Giuseppina D'Agostino, The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (Hart Publishing, 2010).

Chapter Title Abstract Contributors Pages Year Price


Provides an overview of intellectual property, discussing some common features of intellectual property law, including territoriality and constitutional issues. 54 $5.40


Discusses copyright, focusing on what is protected, the criteria for copyrightability, sound recordings, title, duration, owners’ rights, moral rights and users’ rights. 215 $21.50


Discusses patents, focusing on what is protected, the criteria for patentability, correcting mistakes, title, owners’ rights, invalidity and users’ rights. 153 $15.30


Focuses on trade-marks, discussing what a trade-mark is, the criteria for registrability, official marks, geographical indications for wines and spirits, website domain names, title, … 135 $13.50


Discusses management and enforcement, focusing on assignments and licenses, registration and expungement, enforcement and remedies. 108 $10.80


Concludes by discussing drafting standards, copyright, patents, trade-marks, social control, acceptable uses and the importance of rethinking intellectual property. The effect of copyright laws … 27 $2.70


Provides a glossary of terms relevant to this book. 15 $1.50