Intellectual Property Rights

Introduction

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are rights given to people to protect commercially valuable products of human intellect, similar to the rights in the forms of physical property. IPR are necessary to protect product or services from being copied or stolen by others. IPR cover human intellect creations, such as inventions, designs, trademarks or artistic works (music, books, films, dances, sculptures or photographs).
 

This resource guide, prepared by the library staff aims to list useful sources of information on the subject,which are available in JGU Library and elsewhere, both in print and electronic forms. It also includes important links to useful free & open access web resources. 

 
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Best practice manuals and guides-IPR

Reference books are confirmed facts generally compiled by a team of contributors are essential for a research work. Followings are some major reference works available at JGU library.
 
Intellectual property counseling and litigation, Ed by Horwith & Worwitz:  This 7 Vol. set is built to give a general practitioner a tool to in advising clients on various aspects of IP law. Each chapter is written by an expert in that area and covers a specific area of IP law. Specialists provides throughout practical hints, advice and guidance based on the latest developments on the topic to protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
 
Political economy of intellectual property rights, E. by May, Chrstopher :  The selected materials with its 3 vol. set provides highlights to the political perspectives to establish that the political economic analysis of intellectual property rights in both multifaceted and contested. Vol. 1 contains the basic things like concepts, history, common criteria and the economic aspects of IPR. Its 2nd vol. discusses the WTO, TRIPS and its impact on IPR. 3rd vol. discusses information technology (IT), IPR and developing countries.   
 
Intellectual property rights: critical concepts in law, Ed. By Vaver, David :  In this 5 vol. set, when Vol. 1 contains origin, early history and development of IPR, Vol. 2 discusses about copyright, and vol. 3 discusses more about patents, vol. 4 is on trademarks, Vol. 5 is discussing about the misappropriations of IPR and its related issues in the modern societies of the different countries and different peoples. 
 
Intellectual property the law of copyrights, patents and trademarks, By Schechter, Roger E. & Thomas, John R. This work provides a comprehensive treatment of all the three major branches of Intellectual Property law- Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks.  The whole work divided into three principal parts dealing with three branches of the IP law. There are cross-references in both text and notes, to alert the reader to overlap or even conflict between the various branches of Intellectual Property Law. 
 
Intellectual Property Law Listings, is a dictionary in LexisNexis online legal database, subscribed by our library. This specialized file contains LexisNexis Law Directory listings for attorneys and firms who practice “Intellectual Property Law”. It is a searchable law directory covers of profiles, biographies of the persons relating to IPR. 
 
Drexl, Josef, Research handbook on intellectual property and competition law : In this comprehensive handbook, American, Canadian, European and Japanese writers explore how intellectual property and competition law promoting complementary  goals , dynamic concepts of competition and these concepts not a contradictory with each other.
 
Correa, Carlos M., Research handbook on the interpretation and enforcement of intellectual property under WTO rules: Intellectual Property in the WTO Volume I & Volume II . This concise and detailed handbook addresses some of the most complex issue raised by the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement globally. This Research Handbook, basically deals with the TRIPS Agreement, helps readers to understand the many complex dimensions of TRIPS Agreement.
 
Phillips, Jeremy, Butterworth intellectual property law handbook. This Handbook is an indispensable reference source of UK statutory, European and international materials for practitioners and in-house lawyers advising on all aspects of intellectual property law.
 
Correa, Carlosm M., Research handbook on the protection of intellectual property under WTO rules: intellectual property in the WTO. This comprehensive handbook in two parts, provides an in-depth analysis of the origin and main substantive provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. Also analysis the relationship between WIPO and TRIPS Agreement.

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Introduction

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are rights given to people to protect commercially valuable products of human intellect, similar to the rights in the forms of physical property are necessary to protect product or services from being copied or stolen by others. IPR cover human intellect creations, such as inventions, designs, trademarks or artistic works, such as music, books, films, dances, sculptures or photographs.

This resource guide provides a useful starting point for research on Intellectual Property Rights to the law students as well as research scholars. It paves ways to access both print and e-resources available in different formats at our Global Library and some other related sources.

Books on IPR at JGU Library
 

Books, the secondary sources of information are generally useful to start a research in any topic. The JGU library has a good collection of books on IPR.  Relevant books on IPR can be located the following sequences of the library collection. You can also use library catalogue to find books on Intellectual Property Rights using different keywords.

346.48 – Intellectual Property rights 
346.482- Copyright
346.484- Design protection
346.486- Patents
346.488- Trademarks
352.749- Protecting intellectual property (Public Administration

Major Reference Works

Reference books are confirmed facts generally compiled by a team of contributors are essential for a research work. Followings are some major reference works available at JGU library.

Intellectual property counseling and litigation, Ed by Horwith & Worwitz:  This 7 Vol. set is built to give a general practitioner a tool to in advising clients on various aspects of IP law. Each chapter is written by an expert in that area and covers a specific area of IP law. Specialists provides throughout practical hints, advice and guidance based on the latest developments on the topic to protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

Political economy of intellectual property rights, E. by May, Chrstopher :  The selected materials with its 3 vol. set provides highlights to the political perspectives to establish that the political economic analysis of intellectual property rights in both multifaceted and contested. Vol. 1 contains the basic things like concepts, history, common criteria and the economic aspects of IPR. Its 2nd vol. discusses the WTO, TRIPS and its impact on IPR. 3rd vol. discusses information technology (IT), IPR and developing countries.   

Intellectual property rights: critical concepts in law, Ed. By Vaver, David :  In this 5 vol. set, when Vol. 1 contains origin, early history and development of IPR, Vol. 2 discusses about copyright, and vol. 3 discusses more about patents, vol. 4 is on trademarks, Vol. 5 is discussing about the misappropriations of IPR and its related issues in the modern societies of the different countries and different peoples. 

Intellectual property the law of copyrights, patents and trademarks, By Schechter, Roger E. & Thomas, John R. This work provides a comprehensive treatment of all the three major branches of Intellectual Property law- Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks.  The whole work divided into three principal parts dealing with three branches of the IP law. There are cross-references in both text and notes, to alert the reader to overlap or even conflict between the various branches of Intellectual Property Law. 

Intellectual Property Law Listings, is a dictionary in LexisNexis online legal database, subscribed by our library. This specialized file contains LexisNexis Law Directory listings for attorneys and firms who practice “Intellectual Property Law”. It is a searchable law directory covers of profiles, biographies of the persons relating to IPR. 

Drexl, Josef, Research handbook on intellectual property and competition law : In this comprehensive handbook, American, Canadian, European and Japanese writers explore how intellectual property and competition law promoting complementary  goals , dynamic concepts of competition and these concepts not a contradictory with each other.

Correa, Carlos M., Research handbook on the interpretation and enforcement of intellectual property under WTO rules: Intellectual Property in the WTO Volume I & Volume II . This concise and detailed handbook addresses some of the most complex issue raised by the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement globally. This Research Handbook, basically deals with the TRIPS Agreement, helps readers to understand the many complex dimensions of TRIPS Agreement.

Phillips, Jeremy, Butterworth intellectual property law handbook. This Handbook is an indispensable reference source of UK statutory, European and international materials for practitioners and in-house lawyers advising on all aspects of intellectual property law.

Correa, Carlosm M., Research handbook on the protection of intellectual property under WTO rules: intellectual property in the WTO. This comprehensive handbook in two parts, provides an in-depth analysis of the origin and main substantive provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. Also analysis the relationship between WIPO and TRIPS Agreement.

Reference Works on Copyright

Nimmer on copyright, By Nimmer, Melville B. & Nimmer, David. :  This 11 vol. set looks at modern US copyright law and how it affects printed works, plays and motion pictures, computer software and chips, and artistic property. It also provides an insight into the guidelines that courts look for when deciding open questions of law, and suggested lines of argument. This work helps you to elaborate US Copyright Office practice and provides examples of prominent agreements and outstanding litigation forms.

World copyright law, By Sterling, J. A. L. : This work covers protection of copyrights on a national, international and regional basis and also technological protection to copyright material. It also discusses the current issues and future prospects, national systems of protection and international conventions, treaties, and agreements and its summaries. Overall this is a complete work of copyright which explains every aspects of international copyright issues and polices.

Copinger and Skone Jams on Copyright : This 2 vol. set provides coverages and analysis of legislation and law on copyrights of United States. It covers every aspects of copyrights form nature, origin and history to the present complicated cases of the copyright. The multidimensional nature of the copyright and its treatment in different phase of law is the main point of discussion.

Laddie, Hugh [et. Al], Modern law of copyright and design : In its three volume set the book considers the main aspects of copyright and performers' rights, which are now closely related. It examines literary, dramatic and musical works regarded as original works; sound recordings; broadcasting; infringements and ownership of copyright and performers' rights; licenses; and, registered and unregistered designs. This is an authorities work on all issues that are important to those practising in the field of copyright, especially solicitors, barristers, patent agents, IP academics, the judiciary, in-house lawyers, publishers and collecting societies. Fully comprehensive and accessible, with worked examples and in-depth discussions, it contains all the historical and contextual material needed to ensure the practitioner is expertly briefed in this complex and fast-moving area of law.

 

Reference Works on Patents.

Chisum on patents: a treatise on the law of patentability, validity and infringement, set, By Chisum, Donald S. : This work contains patents law in the United States, the principles, doctrines and the rules concerning patentability, validity and infringement. It also discusses the historical background, statutory provisions, and major court decisions on the subject. This treatise encompasses the laws of patents in the United States - the principles, rules and applications surrounding what can be patented, whether a patent is valid and patent infringement issues. Important sections include discussions of the historical

Cole, Paul G., CIPA guide to the patents acts. This book  discusses the origin, history and development of the Patents Acts in United Kingdom. In the subsequent editions of this book CIPA trying to add the latest discussions and add-on’s to Patents Act in United Kingdoms. 

Ed. By, F. Scott Kieff [et. Al] Principles of patent law : cases and materials: Using case studies, case notes, examples, and problems to illustrate points under consideration, this casebook presents the patent law process sequentially, highlighting the legal history and discussing the intricacies of law and technology. Covering such topics as obtaining a patent, utility, infringement, and remedies, recognized authorities provide expert commentary and advice from the viewpoint of both attorney and judge.

Attorney's dictionary of patent claims, on 3 vol. set,  By Aisenberg, Irwin M. : This work is primarily directed to applications for letters patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The purpose of this work is to make accessible to all practitioners what is available through a review of Official Gazetteers.

 

 

Reference Books on Trademarks.

 

Law of trademarks and geographical indications law, practice & procedure, By Kailasam, K. C., Vedaraman, Ramu, and Viswanathan, T. K. :  This book contains an exhaustive and analytical commentary on the Trade Marks Act, 1999, The Trade Marks Rules, 2002, statutory order along with a full collection of statutes, rules, forms, precedents, Geographical Indications Acts, rules and guidelines, international treaties and conventions, TRIPS agreement, NICE agreement, MADRID agreement, UK trade Marks act, misleading and comparative advertising directives and regulations and full text of the international classification  of goods and services for the purposes of the registration of marks-alphabetical list etc.

Gilson on trademarks, By Lalonde, Anne Gilson, Green, Karin, and Gilson, Jerome.  : 10 vol. set is the outcomes of the surveys of the law of trademarks in the United States and provides practical suggestion for the trademark practitioner. The first three volumes are full of case analysis and practice tips on issues on trademark clearance, infringement, counterfeiting etc. Volume 4 & 5 contains forms required in the day-to-day practice of trademark law. Volume 6 includes Lanham Act and USPTO’s trademarks rules and practices, exam guides etc. Legislative history of the Trademark Law in USA and valuable reference guides covers last three volumes.

Trademark protection and practice: trademark trial and appeal board manual of procedure, By Gilson, Jerome and Lalonde, Anne Gilson. : The purpose of his manual is to provide basic and useful information to practitioners for litigating cases before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The manual does not modify, amended or serve as a substitute for any existing statues, rules or decisional law and is not binding upon the Board.

Olsen, John R and Maniatis, Spyros M. -Trade marks, trade names and unfair competitions: world law and practice : This is a guide book to the law and practice of trademark applications, registration and enforcement in some 200 jurisdictions worldwide. The work includes: explanation of the legislation, descriptions of the procedure for trade mark registration and protection, and what to do to challenge infringement and seek redress, coverage of trade names and unfair competition, at-a-glance table showing over 30 key aspects of trade mark law and practice for each country, a new section on domain names etc.

 

Bibliographies

Bibliography Intellectual Property WIPO,: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published lots of books, journals, treaties, and agreements, seminar proceedings, conference papers and lot more to discuss elaborately on IPR on international stage. Here are some of the WIPO publications and their bibliographical details.  

Intellectual Property Articles and Books : By Adam Daniel Moor, Department of Philosophy and Information School, University of Washington, 2001, 2004, This is a good collections of IPR books of United States as well as international intellectual property law concern.

International Intellectual Property Law, by Jonathan Franklin, American Society of International Law, is more a guide book than a bibliography. You will benefited to find things on international intellectual property law like,  treaties, organizations, societies, agreements on international intellectual property, books on IPR, seminar proceedings and lot more.

Specialized Bibliographies: Intellectual Property: USA embassy, Panama, this is a beautiful work of more than 25 books with its bibliographical information along with special notes specifying the importance of the book.

 

E-books:

The popularity of a digital book or electronic version of a traditional printed book is growing rapidly due to it’s multidimensional futures and rapidly growing technologies to support to reading it. The Global Library has some good collection of e-books in different subjects in its different collection sources. Our library also have some good e-books collection on Intellectual Property Rights in different subscribed online databases, one can search the following sources to find the related e-books in the library.

IMF eLIBRARY: There are a good collection of Intellectual Property Rights books in international scenario with its history and applications of different field of the Intellectual Property Rights. You just open our library website and click on IMF eLIBRARY and browse with different key words to find the book on different subjects.

Taylor and Francis eBooks
EBSCO Host E-book collection
Manupatra

 

Journals, News Letters and Reports

Journals:

Some top ranked Intellectual Property e-Journals available at O P Jindal Global Library. Based on ranking 2006-2013 of Washington and Lee University School of Law.

University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, published bi-annually by University of Illinois College of Law. The Journal focuses on issues on law, technology, and policy on the topics from intellectual property, information technology, biotechnology, cybersecurity, telecommunications, patent law and privacy. Full text is available from 2001 onwards in Heinonline.

APLA Quarterly Journal, published quarterly by American Intellectual Property Law Association. The Journal is dedicated to presenting materials relating to intellectual property matters. Full text is available from volume 1-40 in Heinonline.

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, published quarterly by The Patent and Trademark Society. A peer reviewed journal is a medium of expression for the exchange of thought in the fields of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. Full text is available form volume 1 (1918) onwards in Heinonliine.

Journal of Copyright Society of the USA, formerly known as the Bulletin of the Copyright Society of the USA is exclusively devoted to the subject of copyright law. Full text is available from  Volume 1 (1953) onwards in Heinonline)

The Trademark Reporter, Published bi-monthly by International Trademark Association is dedicated solely to trademark law and related topics. The Annual Reviews of U.S. and International Law are highlights of each publishing year. Full text  is available from Volume 1 (1911) onwards in Heinonline)

Intellectual Property Quarterly (UK). Published quarterly by Sweet & Maxwell generally discusses policy issues in intellectual property law and their effects in industry. High proportion of international coverage, focusing particularly on common law jurisdiction. Full text is available from 1997 onwards in Westlaw.

International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, (IIC), publishes two issues in every quarter by Springer, tracks worldwide developments in intellectual property and competition law, presenting the finest academic research in these fields from a European legal perspective. Full text is available from 1993 onwards in Westlaw

Journal of World Intellectual Property, published bi-monthly by John Wily and Sons Ltd. It discusses in depth all TRIPS-related developments, the decisions on TRIPS rendered by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, and the efforts made by each country to adjust their legislation to TRIPS requirements (Not subscribed by JGU library)

European Intellectual Property Review, published monthly by Sweet & Maxwell, provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of new developments and crucial litigation in the field of intellectual property rights. Full text is available form 1986 onwards in Westlaw.

Information & Communications Technology Law, published thrice in a year by Routledge. It covers topics such as: the implications of IT for legal processes and legal decision-making, computer misuse and related policing issues, intellectual property rights in algorithms, chips, databases, software etc.,  IT and competition law; data protection; freedom of information; the nature of privacy, legal controls in the dissemination of pornographic, racist and defamatory material on the Internet; network policing; regulation of the IT industry; problems of computer representation and the computational semantics of law (Not subscribed by JGU library)

 

Indian Journals in IPR
Among the prominent journals published from India on the subject, followings are some of them. The JGU Library subscribes some journals as mentioned below.

Journal of intellectual property rights, published bi-monthly by CSIR-NISCAIR. The main objective of the journal is to enhance communication between policy makers, organizational agents, academics, and managers on the critical understanding and research on intellectual property.  It is a complete open access journal and print issues available in JGU library form 2012 onwards.

Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, published annually by NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad from 2008 onwards. The journal is as a forum for the expression of ideas on intellectual property law by students across the country. The journals is available in our library from 2008-2012 in Westlaw.

 

Indian Journal of Law and Technology, published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The journal discusses the domestic and international issues pertaining to the growing interface between law and technology. It is available in JGU library from 2005 onwards in Westlaw.

 

Intellectual Property Review, published by Centre for Intellectual Property Research and Advocacy (CIPRA), National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. The journal publishes various aspects relating to intellectual property law with special reference to advances made in the Indian and international framework.

 

NLIU Journal of Intellectual Property Law, The journal, published annually by The National Law Institute University, Bhopal. Its aim to help build a fair and equitable regime of Intellectual Property Law and to study the dynamic confluence of the academic and the transactional world presented by the Intellectual Property Laws.

 

Open Access Journals:

Journal of intellectual property, information technology and E-commerce law :  A European law journal, published by Digital Peer Publishing, Aims to provide a forum for in-depth legal analysis of current issues of intellectual property, information technology and E-commerce law in the EU.  

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property :  Published by Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, it covers copyright, trademark, patents, the Internet, media, telecommunications, health care, antitrust, e-discovery, and trial and litigation technology.

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal : Published by Fordham University School of Law USA, covers areas of intellectual property law including patent and copyright law, Internet law, first amendment rights, and mass media law.

Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access: Published by OMICS Group International, USA, this journal is a peer reviewed journal on the discoveries and current developments in the form of original articles, review articles, case reports, and short communications in the field of IPR, particularly copyrights, trademarks, patents and industrial design.

 

e-Newsletters

European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin: is the complete package of IP services in Europe, initiated by the European Commission to provide free-of-charge, first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). It also assist specific IPR issues and provides information about the latest development in the world of IPR. It includes IP related Services, News, upcoming Events, Publications, Trainings and lot more within Europe and beyond.

USPTO’s Official Gazette.  : The Official Gazette (OG) is the official journal of the USPTO, there is separate official gazette for Patent and Trademark. Click here for USPTO or go to Official IPR Organization page.

Managing Intellectual Property : The global IP resource, is the leading source of news and analysis on all fields of intellectual property developments worldwide. It includes news on major cases, analysis of strategies and trends, interviews, surveys and case studies on IPR. It also includes the daily blogs, country supplements, conference newspapers and international briefing.

AG-IP News: a specialized global IPR news agency cover exclusively IPR news, events and activities. It is a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh organization.

Managing Intellectual Property: the global IP resources : a leading source of news and analysis on the field of IPR developments worldwide.

WIPO Newsletters: WIPO publishes the following newsletters in various aspects of IPR. These can be subscribed in the form of email from its website http://www.wipo.int/tools/en/mailing-lists/ . Click here or go to Databases and Information Portal page for WIPO on details. 

Title

Description

Frequency

 

Domain name dispute resolution

The most recently published WIPO domain name case decisions.

Daily

 

Enforcement of IP rights

Updates on enforcement-related developments at WIPO

Quarterly

 

Hague system for international deposit of Industrial design

Information on the most recent updates on the Hague System.

Periodic

 

Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks

Information on the most recent updates on the Madrid System.

Periodic

 

PCT Newsletter Mailing List

Updates for Patent Corporation Treaty users

Monthly

 

Press Information Service

information on current events at WIPO on IP issues

3 times weekly

 

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

 

Information for interested parties on why and how SMEs should make efficient use of the intellectual property system.

Monthly

Traditional Knowledge

General information updates concerning relevant developments and events related to traditional knowledge.

Periodic

Vacancy announcements

Announcements on new job opportunities at WIPO.

Periodic

WIPO Magazine

A periodical containing news and articles about WIPO and its activities.

6 times a year

WIPO Treaties

General information and development of various treaties administered by WIPO

Periodic

Reports

Industry-Level Analysis Report, September’ 2013, a joint project between the European Patent Office and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (trademarks and design). This project report emphasizes on the IP rights and their functions and impact on state economy. How the innovation in IP field effects the “Europe 2020” vision by the European Union.

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center Reports.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) presents various IPR reports and statistics.

Multimedia Resources

 

Audio Visual Documentary

 

Duplicity, by Gilory, Tony : available in JGU library, narrates the story of a revolutionary industrial product and the patent war with two rivalry organization. This is a good example to work together, using the corporate rivalry to their advantage, they would have to trust one another - difficult, if not impossible.

The social network, by Fincher, David, available in JGU library, is a biographical drama of Mark Zuckerberg and the success story of Facebook. It witnesses the threats that Zuckerberg faced at the hands of two brothers who sued him for apparently stealing their idea, his former college friend who funded his project, and the founder of Napster who spread the word about Facebook.

The Spanish Prisoner, by Scott, Campbell, a david Mamet film, available in JGU library, is all about the new invention and the problem to use them in this IPR complicated society. How a inventor and his legal fight to protect his invention became more and more complicated in this society. Available at JGU library for use.

The man in the white suit, by Gunness, Alec, available at JGU library is about the industrial design and its experiments. A scientist at textile industry and his new inventions for a unique product is the main course of the movie.

Good Copy Bad Copy: Published on Mar 6, 2013, a documentary about copyright and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other technological advances, directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen, and Henrik Moltke, it features interviews with many people with various perspectives on copyright, including copyright

 

Visual Lecture & Tutorials

IPR Awareness in India-Patent analysis and management system C-DAC & Department of Information Technology, Government of India. The portal http://ict-ipr.cdac.in provides various services like IPR Query, IPR Search(Prior Art Search for your invention), Invention Analysis, Patent Search, Trademark Search, SIP-EIT Scheme, etc. for free.

Bootcamp of University of Virginia, Daren School of Business: This is a free full day workshop open to students, alumni, and scholars. The goal is to provide basic idea of some specific subjects. This tutorial is 4th part of the workshop.

Prof. Chris Sprigman of University of Virginia, School Of Law on Intellectual Property: giving a presentation to students about Intellectual property Law.

Rethinking the Role of Intellectual Property: Presented by Dr. Francis Gurry, director of WIPO in Melbourne Law School.

 

Legislations

Indian Legislations

Copyright Act, 1957 : came in to effect from January 1958 has been amended five times since then. All the copyright acts are governed by Copyright Act 1957. One can also search more information elaborately from other open sources like Advocatekhoj.com, Vakilno1.com etc. The act is also available in following subscribed databases.

Ø  SCC Online

Ø  Manupatra

Ø  Westlawindia

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Patents Act, 1970 : Government of India, Controller General of Patents Design and Trademark, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry regulating the patents and patent related issues in India. Patent related acts, laws and amendments prepared by government of India is regulated by CGPDTM. You can access the patent act, 1970 in the following subscribed databases. 

Ø  Westlawinda

Ø  Manupatra

Ø  SCC Online

 

Trade Mark Act, 1999 : The Trade Marks Registry was established in India in 1940 and presently it administers the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the rules thereunder. It acts as a resource and information Centre and is a facilitator in matters relating to trade marks in the country. The objective of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 is to register trademarks applied for in the country and to provide for better protection of trade mark for goods and services and also to prevent fraudulent use of the mark. Access the Act from CGPDTM source as given below.

Ø  Westlawinda

Ø  Manupatra

Ø  SCC Online

 

Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 like other fields of IPR in Intellectual Property India, CGPDTM describe elaborately about Geographical Indications of Goods. Once can find the guidelines, application process, forms, rules and acts in this government portal. For acts you have to go through following path.

Ø  Westlawinda

Ø  Manupatra

Ø  SCC Online

 

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act, 2001 : Protection of plant varieties and farmers rights is one of the very new and most practically required and applicable IPR in modern society to protect the rights of the researcher working on agriculture fields. However government of India takes so many initiatives to do so. Here Department of Agriculture and & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government Of India presents some rules regulation to legalize the process. For detailed study follow the path.

Ø  Westlawinda

Ø  Manupatra

Ø  SCC Online

 

India Code the Indian Code Information System, a initiative of Legislative Department of India contains all Central Acts of Parliament right from 1836 onwards. Each Act includes: Short Title, Enactment Date Section, Schedule and also foot notes. Search facility is available on fields like, Act Year, Act Number and Short Title.

 

Overseas jurisdictions 

 

Country

Act Name

Url

Subject

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Collections of National Copyright Laws

Provide access to national copyright and related rights legislation of different countries.

 

 

USA,

Copyright Act, 1790, 1909 and 1973,

http://copyright.gov/title17/

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United Kingdom

Imperial Copyright Act, 1911

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/lexdocs/laws/en/il/il013en.pdf

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United Kingdom

Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988

http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=127294

 

Copyright, Design and patent

European Union

Trademark Act 2001

http://www.commerce.gov.mt/pdfs/commerce/legislation/Trademarks%20Act.pdf

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European Union

Copyright Act 2001

http://www.commerce.gov.mt/pdfs/commerce/legislation/Copyright%20Act.pdf

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Copyright Act, 1968

http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comlaw.gov.au%2Fcomlaw%2FLegislation%2FActCompilation1.nsf%2F0%2F20470F1CF0D331BDCA25750F000D54FC%2F%24file%2FCopyright1968.pdf&ei=a6zUVJqnMaaX7AalwoGAAw&usg=AFQjCNHEIWzmMWmlI2Eqz5t7Zxr8Lj3AlQ&bvm=bv.85464276,d.d2s

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IPR Acts

http://www.ipos.gov.sg/AboutIP/IPLegislation.aspx

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International Conventions and Treaties

 

International Conventions

TRIPS : The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international agreement administered by the WTO in 1994. TRIPS agreement is a most comprehensive agreement in intellectual property law and it first time introduced Intellectual Property law in to an international trading system. India is a signatory in this treaty.

Paris Convention for the protection of Industrial Property : The treaty signed in Paris, France, on 1883, was one of the first intellectual property treaties. It established a Union for the protection of industrial property. The Convention is still in force as of 2014. India is one of the signatory country in this convention.

Borne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Work : Usually known as Borne Convention is an international agreement governing Copyright was first accepted in Borne, Switzerland, in 1886. It requires its signatories to recognize Copyrights of works of authors from its member countries and its own nations.

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 1970. The Treaty makes it possible to seek patent protection by filing an "international" patent application.

International treaties and conventions can also been accessed in the online legal databases subscribed by JGU library.

LexisNexis : area of coverage- United States, Canada, North America and some prominent international IPR treatise. 

Law Reports & Court Judgments

Indian cases

Indian judgments on intellectual property rights can be access in following legal databases subscribing by JGU Library

Airwebworld -Online database covers Reports, Cases,  judgments, Rules & regulations, and legal articles)

Air Comprehensive (Online limited access database, consist AIR Supreme Court including AIR SCW, AIR High Courts  and Criminal Law Journal Software from-1950-2013)

Air Privy Council – Limited access database consist AIR Privy Council form 1914 to 1950. A

Manupatra- a legal database covers all and every aspects of the legal materials of Indian as well overseas.

SCC Online campus wide unlimited access legal database covers all legal reports, judgments and case laws of Indian and overseas.

Westlaw India It covers Indian Supreme Court judgments, case reports and other legal reports.

 

Overseas cases

Overseas judgments on intellectual property rights can be access in following legal databases subscribing by JGU Library

Legal Information Institute (LII): Supreme Court decisions of USA is open access online databases that contains U.S Supreme court decisions on Intellectual Property.

LexisNeixs  Major coverage- United Kingdoms, Canada, United States, Asia-Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.

Westlaw India It also covers U.K and E. U cases, legislations and court reports and other overseas legal literatures.

Manupatra  It also covers international legal materials like, cases, judgments and law reports.

SCC Online It covers international legal aspects like law reports, court judgments and case laws.

Ø  For Singapore IPR cases in SCC Online: Access the LawNet Database of Singapore Law>Legal Research> Browse by subject (Use copyrights, Patents and Trade Marks etc. to browse by cases).

 

Tribunals

IPAB, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, constituted by Gazette notification of central government of India in 2003 having its headquarter at Chennai. It hears the appeals pending before various high courts in India before 2003 and the new and fresh appeals under the Patent Act. 1970.

IPAB judgments can be search in JGU library subscribed databases, given below:

Ø  Westlaw

Ø  Manupatra

Ø  SCC Online

 

 

Official IPR organizations in different countries

 

 

Title

Link

Country

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

http://www.aripo.org/

Africa

Intellectual Property Office of Australia (IP Australia)

http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/

Australia

State Intellectual Property Office of the Peoples Republic of China  

http://english.sipo.gov.cn/

China

European Patent Office (EPO)

http://www.epo.org/service-support/contact-us.html

Europe

Egyptian Patent Office

http://www.egypo.gov.eg/Default.aspx

Egypt

Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademark, India

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/

 

India

Copyright Office, India

http://copyright.gov.in/Default.aspx

India

Indian Performing Right Society Limited

http://www.iprs.org/cms/

India

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

http://dipp.nic.in/English/default.aspx

India

.IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (INDRP)

https://registry.in/index.php?q=.IN%20Domain%20Name%20Dispute%20Resolution%20Policy%20%28INDRP%29

India

International Trademark Associations (INTA)

http://www.inta.org/About/Pages/Overview.aspx

International

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)

http://www.upov.int/portal/index.html.en

International

Intellectual Property Organization of Malaysia (MyIPO)

http://www.myipo.gov.my/home

Malaysia

Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan

http://ipo.gov.pk/

Pakistan

Russia-Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (ROSPATENT)

http://www.rupto.ru/docs?lang=en

Russia

Intellectual Property Office, Singapore

http://www.ipos.gov.sg/Home.aspx

Singapore

The United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO)

http://www.uspto.gov./

USA

 

 

Databases and Information Portals

WIPO : World Intellectual Property Organization was created in 1967 to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. It is the world's most comprehensive source of data on the intellectual property system, as well as of empirical studies, reports and factual information on IP. Click here for WIPO newsletter.

ICC/BASCAP : International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) to combat product counterfeiting and copyright piracy worldwide.

Free Patent Online (FPO) : In this database one can find Patents applications, case laws, blogs and many more popular patent topics in one place.

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) is an autonomous organization set up in 1988 under the Department of Science & Technology to look ahead in technologies, assess the technology trajectories, and support technology innovation by network actions in select technology areas of national importance.

Industrial Property in the European Union (EU)  :  As a part of the European Commission's EU Single Market, this page gives an overview of practical IP issues in the EU.

IP in the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation : A good source to learn about the current development of IP issues in Asian-Pacific regions. 

Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center : Provides some full text research articles on international IP protection.

 

Virtual Communities: Blogs, Forums, Social Networking Groups etc.

Blogs & Forums

IPWatchdog : is a leading Intellectual property Blog recognizing one of the 100 top law blog by American Bar Association focusing on business polices and substances of Patent, Trademark and copyrights.

Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC): is a vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing global economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges in Intellectual Property Rights.

IPRD Blog – Intellectual Property Discussions : is a premier Intellectual Property Consulting and Commercialization/Licensing Firm with a diversified business practice providing services in the domain of Commercialization, Valuation, Licensing, Transfer of Technology and Due-Diligence of Intellectual Property Assets along with providing complete IP and Patent Analytics and Litigation Support Services to International Corporates and Global IP Law Firms.

 

Social Networking Groups

Facebook

Global

Intellectual Property Rights

IPR:Intellectul Property Rights Group

Intellectual Property Rights Initiative (IPRI-Africa) :

 

Twitter

USPTO Leading the nation and the world in intellectual property protection and policy

European Patent Office

World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO

US Copyright Office

WorldDigitalLibrary : Free access to cultural treasures form libraries and museum around world, rare books, maps, manuscripts, photographs and more.

 

LinkedIn

Intellectual Property Rights Centre : IPRC is a American non-governmental non-profit organization to promote, support and facilitate Americans in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.

Anti-Infringement Bureau for Intellectual Property Rights on Plant Material : Neutral and independent association based on membership and support from the international vegetables sector to reduce infringements of intellectual property rights.

Global Center for Intellectual Property Rights Research and Education : GCIPRE is a global intellectual property stakeholders including the students around the world to have an open opportunity to learn, share experiences, develop procedures and policies for future changes in the intellectual property rights laws, proper enforcement, protection

 

YouTube

IPR Awareness in India: Patent analysis and management System C-CAD & DIT, Got. Of India.

Intellectual Property : Protecting your ideas. A very precise short note type of tutorial by Anupama Dias Abaeygunawardene at TEDxYour at Colombo.

 

Events, Conferences & Symposium

International Events

WIPO, World Intellectual Property Day-April 26 : Every year on World Intellectual Property Day (26th April) WIPO celebrates the day in order to promote discussion of the role of the intellectual Property in encouraging innovation and creativity.

Fordham IP Conference : Fordham School of Law organizes IP conferences in different times of the year. 

Northwestern University, School of Law. Upcoming events on law. Visit event calendar pate for upcoming Conferences, Symposia and Workshops. 

 

Course Materials

Open Yale Course Materials : Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of Yale courses including IPR. Most of the lectures and course material within Open Yale Courses are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share.

Intellectual Property Course Design Manual- It is an attempt by European Patent Academy to answer those questions arise while preparing IP Couse Manual and present a module to design for IP Couse as per the level, background and likely interest of the students/research scholars.

WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: policy, Law and Use-By World Intellectual Property Organization

UNIDO, Intellectual Property Course Material: Provided by United Nations Industrial Development Organization and International Centre for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT), provides depth idea on IPR, SMEs and IPRs, Utility Models and SMEs, Securing and Enforcing IP Rights, Effective Use of IP System etc.

 

Education & Career

Advance Degree Programmes

IIT, Kharagpur : Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law offers six-semester, three-year full-time residential programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in Intellectual Property Law approved by the Bar Council of India.

 

Short- term Courses

IIPTA- Indian Institute of Patent and Trademark, : It provides some short term classroom courses as well as distance education courses to students and professionals.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS): Institute of intellectual Property Studies, provides full time short term courses in all the categories of IPR.  

FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) New Delhi   : It gives short term online courses on all branches of IPR to increase awareness in the society.

Indian Law Institute (Deemed University): ILI, pioneer in the field of Intellectual Property Law offers short term courses in its E-learning initiative program.

 

 

MOOCs

Course Name

University/ Institution

Duration

CopyrightX

Harvard Law School, Harvardx

12 Week

 

General Course on IP

WIPO

Six Weeks

Advance Course on Copyright and Related Rights

WIPO

12 Weeks

LLM, Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning )

The University of Edinburgh

1 Year

Introduction to Cyber Security

The Open University

8 Weeks

 

Internship & Job post

A career in Intellectual Property is a secure and never ending career. An Intellectual Property professional can define their own destiny by continuing onto advanced studies and becoming a specialist in one of the many Intellectual Property areas.

PSA Legal Counselors, a leading law firm in India provides internships on law along with IPR to law students and scholars of India and abroad.  

Kanth & Associates, provides internship and career opportunities to the law students and professionals.   

WIPO Provides internship programs to students and graduates from all regions of the world, with a background in law.

International Trademark Association: INTA's Job Bank features trademark-related job opportunities and internships from around the blobe, anyone may apply for a position posted in the INTA job bank.

Societies and Associations                              

Indian Organizations     

ASSOCHAM : The Association Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India works on patent, trademark and other intellectual property issues among the member groups to protect and encourage the research in the fields of industry.

TM-India: India Trademark Association- is a full service intellectual law group and leading law farm in India provides IP law related services and legal aids.

NIPO, The Indian IPR Foundation : it is a association of IPR members in India. It aids, promotes and assists owners of IPR.

 

International Organizations

WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization : World Intellectual Property Organization was created in 1967 to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. Click here for WIPO databases.

WTO : World Trade Organization Intellectual Property Page deals with the information on intellectual property in the WTO, news and official records of the activities of the TRIPS Council, and details of the WTO’s work with other international organizations in this field.

Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : After termination of USSR the Russian Federation and other states creates EAPO to protect inventions, industrial design and trademark. The Contracting States established a single patent system to provide legal protection of industrial property in the territory of those States effected on the basis of a single application which considered by a single Patent Office.

INTA: International Trademark Associations-A non-profit Association, headquartered in New York City is a global association of trademark owners and professionals founded in 1878.

European Union Trademark Office (Office for Harmonization in the International Market

               

Best practice manuals and guides

A Guide to Copyright for Music Librarians : This site is sponsored by the Legislation Committee of the Music Library Association, USA. A good source for searching copyright laws concerning music works.

Intellectual Property Law Server: USA IPR resources include comprehensive links, general info, space for professionals to publish articles and forums for discussing related issues.

Copyright Handbook : It is a copyright booklet for all those who wants to refer Copy Rights Act 1957, India.  

Intellectual Property Links : resources are international in scope and include an alphabetized list of intellectual property offices arranged by country, official registers and databases, case law databases, official gazettes and collections of many other valuable worldwide resources.

 

Subject Guides of other Libraries

University of Canterbury , is one of the top ranked university of New Zealand, its library webpage provides a good collections of subjects guides on IPR and other topics on law. 

Youngstown State University : Magg Library resource guide page provides subject guides on IPR and other fields of law.

Duke University, School of Law : Duke Law School library page link gives a healthy collection on its IPR resource guide page.