Intellectual Property in New Zealand: A User’s Guide to Copyright, Patents, Trade Marks and More

Paul Sumpter

Author: Paul Sumpter
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 160
Published: July 2015
Specs: 21.0cm x 14.0cm
ISBN: 9781869408343

Available in Ebook

A handy introduction to copyright, patents, trade marks and other key elements of IP.

From small businesses filing patents to designers protecting their copyright, from a gas station seeing its logo ripped off by a competitor to a blogger posting photographs, New Zealanders encounter intellectual property every day. Sometimes they need to call a lawyer. But at other times, they just need to get a clear understanding of what they can and can't do in order to go about their business. This handy little book, written by one of the country's leading intellectual property lawyers and author of the major texts on the subject, is an accessible introduction to patents, trade marks, copyright and other key elements of IP. Aimed at non-lawyers looking to understand basic concepts and key issues, the book will be a guiding light through the often murky waters of intellectual property law. What can be patented? Do you have to register a trade mark? How does copyright work on the internet? Tackling common questions in concise and accessible prose, Intellectual Property in New Zealand: A User's Guide should sit on the desk of entrepreneurs and designers, journalists, inventors and many more across New Zealand. Costing about three minutes of a lawyer's time, it's a book worth owning.


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...a handy little book that introduces you to patents, trade marks, copyright and other key elements of IP.– NZ Business

An accessible introduction for non-lawyers to intellectual property law in New Zealand, answering common questions in readable prose, and aimed at entrepreneurs, designers, journalists and inventors. – NZ Books