Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice

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Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice provides a detailed guide to the four major elements of commercial law and practice. The book has been developed to provide international comparisons and context in key areas of commercial and IP law, alerting students and practitioners to issues they may encounter in cross-border practice, from international conventions which harmonise rights and obligations, to notable variations in how domestic laws control trading activity.

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Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice provides a detailed guide to the four major elements of commercial law and practice. Part I offers a thorough introduction to commercial agreements; Part II tackles the additional problems created when drafting international sales agreements; Part III introduces the protection and exploitation of intellectual property; and Part IV outlines the general principles of competition law and examines how it may affect the drafting and operation of commercial agreements. The book has been developed to provide international comparisons and context in key areas of commercial and IP law, alerting students and practitioners to issues they may encounter in cross-border practice, from international conventions which harmonise rights and obligations, to notable variations in how domestic laws control trading activity.

This wide-ranging area of study and practice continues to expand, almost exponentially, with the pace of globalisation. That is unlikely to change and it is intended that this work will continue to respond to the needs and requirements of readers, having regard to the reality that in-depth scrutiny of complex topics will remain the preserve of more specialist works.


Contents

Commercial Agreements

  • Introduction to Commercial Contracts
  • International Aspects of Commercial Contracts
  • Negotiation, Contract Formation and Post-contractual Considerations
  • Sale of Goods: Introduction
  • Sale of Goods: Core Terms – Price, Payment and Delivery
  • Sale of Goods: Ownership and Retention of Title
  • Sale of Goods: Implied Terms – Title and Quality Provisions
  • Exclusion Clauses: General Principles
  • Exclusion Clauses: Drafting for Reasonableness
  • Marketing Agreements: Introduction to Agency and Distribution
  • Marketing Agreements: Drafting Agency and Distribution Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements: Drafting Licensing, Merchandising and Franchising Agreements

International Sale Agreements

  • Choice of Jurisdiction and Law
  • International Sale of Goods
  • Financing and Security Arrangements in International Sale of Goods

Intellectual Property

  • Passing Off
  • Trade Marks
  • Copyright
  • The Database Right
  • Design Rights
  • Patents
  • Basics of the Law of Confidential Information
  • Information Technology
  • E-commerce
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information’

Competition Law

  • Competition Law and Commercial Agreements
  • EU Law and Intellectual Property Rights

Legislation

Judith Embley is an Associate Professor at The University of Law. She specialises in business, commercial and contract law and has contributed to the design of LPC, GDL and LLB courses.

Keir Bamford LLB is an Associate Professor at The University of Law. He studied law at Leeds University and at The University of Law before qualifying and working as a solicitor in commercial law. He currently specialises in commercial law, intellectual property law, corporate law and European Union law. Nick Hancock practised in a Magic Circle firm and as a partner in a major regional firm. He taught and designed courses in business law, commercial law and European Union law at The University of Law from 1997 to 2013. He continues as a freelance tutor and consultant, teaching and working on the design of materials and assessments at various institutions.

This book is part of a series of study manuals that have been specially designed to cover content for students studying Key Practice Areas on the LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2). Published and updated regularly, these user-friendly study manuals are designed to help you successfully acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundational law of England & Wales.

Each title is designed to operate as a study manual, rather than solely a textbook. This means that understanding of the subject is developed using worked examples and activities.
For students only at The University of Law, the study manuals are used alongside other learning resources to prepare students not only for achievement of an academic qualification, but also for a future life in professional legal practice.

  • Print: 978-1-914219-90-0
  • Pages: 572

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