Goldstein and Reese's Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Related State Doctrines, Cases and Materials on the Law of Intellectual Property, 8th

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The 8th Edition of Goldstein & Reese, Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Related State Doctrines brings the coverage of all these fields up to date with new principal cases and notes. Among the changes are:
  • New note materials on the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

  • Added note on how to evaluate the distinctiveness of nonverbal marks
  • Updated discussion of Pro-Football v. Blackhorse and the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision that the bar on registering disparaging marks is unconstitutional
  • Updated case law on dilution
  • Added note on the Ninth Circuit’s use of the Rogers v. Grimaldi test in trademark claims involving expressive works
  • Updated case law on likelihood of confusion
  • Updated case law on trademark infringement and online search results

  • Added note on new Supreme Court case on the definiteness requirement
  • Added substantial new note material on new Supreme Court cases on inducement liability
  • Added substantial new note material on new Supreme Court cases on awards of attorney’s fees and enhanced damages
  • Updated discussion of Brulotte v. Thys to reflect Supreme Court adherence to the decision
  • Added discussion of new Supreme Court case on appellate review of claim construction

  • Added new background on registration process
  • Added new principal case—UMG v. Augusto—and notes, including Kirtsaeng, on distribution right
  • Added ABC v. Aereo as principal case
  • Added Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley as principal case, along with new note material on the expansion of transformative use

Software Protection:
  • Completely revamped section on patent protection for software-related inventions, centering on the Supreme Court's Alice decision and including the USPTO's 2014 Interim Guidelines on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

Industrial Design:
  • Added Apple v. Samsung as principal case on both design patent and trade dress protection