Trademarks, Unfair Competition, and Business Torts

Author: Barton Beebe,Thomas Cotter,Mark Lemley,Peter Menell,Robert Merges

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454824107

Category: Law

Page: 912

View: 1167

Incorporating seminal and cutting-edge cases and materials, this stellar author team delivers broad coverage of trademarks, unfair competition, and business torts that includes detailed attention to the role of technology, along with practice problems that encourage students to think like practitioners. Ideal for courses on Trademark Law, Unfair Competition, or Business Torts, this casebook features: a broad examination of current trademark and unfair competition law outstanding coverage of false advertising law extensive treatment of the "hot news" doctrine (misappropriation), including the most recent cases a thoughtful survey of business torts, including cases that address tortious interference, trade libel, and related torts such as RICO dynamic pedagogy that spans cutting-edge cases and materials, notes, questions, and hands-on practice problems

Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Unfair Competition and Business Torts

Author: Conrad Rushing,Bruce Simon,Elia Weinbach

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579118666

Category: Law

Page: 1106

View: 862

From identifying actionable unfair competition and selecting remedies for fraud claims to defending against cyber squatting and trademark infringement, Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Unfair Competition and Business Torts provides comprehensive and practical coverage of the Unfair Competition Law (B&P § 17200) and frequently litigated business torts. The task-based format provides clear guidance and practice tips from expert California practitioners, including strategic points, warnings, and traps on all relevant topics involving: • Unfair Competition • False/Misleading Advertising • Fraud • Antitrust • Interference With Economic Relationships • Misappropriation/Conversion • Trade Secrets • Commercial Defamation • Trademark/Cybersquatting Other features include checklists, highlighted elements for each cause of action, and extensive forms, including sample complaints. This indispensable Practice Guide is integrated with the LexisNexis Total Research System to provide easy access to relevant online resources, including public records, Matthew Bender Practice Guide series for California, Matthew Bender analytical materials, California and national news sources, and more. Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Unfair Competition and Business Torts provides expert analysis and guidance for total research support on the topic. Matthew Bender California Practice Guides: The Fresh New Perspective in California Research Matthew Bender California Practice Guides redefine what first-class research support is all about. These peerless dual media tools combine the convenience of the printed word with the reach of online access to help you work smarter and faster - and get more of what you're searching for easier. With each Practice Guide, expert task-oriented analyses are just the beginning. Checklists, practice tips, examples, explanatory notes, forms, cross-referencing to other Practice Guides and online linking to Matthew Bender's vast suite of publications all combine to deliver the fast, full and confident understanding you seek. Featuring more of what you're looking for in a comprehensive research system - a task-based format, thorough yet concise content, citable expert insight, twice-a-year updating, a superior print/online interface, sample searches and so much more - Matthew Bender California Practice Guides will help lift your efforts to a whole new level of success.

Verhaltensökonomik und Normativität

Die Grenzen des Informationsmodells im Privatrecht und seine Alternativen

Author: Philipp Hacker

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161551352

Category: Law

Page: 1062

View: 8268

English summary: People make mistakes, for example in purchase or investment decisions. Novel strategies of regulation seek to use these insights. However, they can only unfold their full potential once they are reconciled with core legal principles. Eventually, in this way, fair behaviour may even be legally promoted. German description: Verhaltensokonomisch basierte Regulierung, von `Nudging` bis `Debiasing`, hat langst auch Deutschland und Europa erreicht. Doch die Implikationen der Verhaltensokonomik fur Normsetzung sind nicht immer so eindeutig, wie sie auf den ersten Blick erscheinen mogen: Auf empirischer Ebene herrscht Unsicherheit uber den tatsachlichen Rationalitatsgrad von Marktakteuren; auf normativer Ebene Unklarheit daruber, welche rechtspolitischen Ziele mithilfe der neuen Techniken verfolgt werden sollen. Philipp Hacker nimmt sich dieser Herausforderungen an, begrundet entscheidungstheoretisch die Relevanz der Verhaltensokonomik fur das Privatrecht und macht sich fur ihren Einsatz zur Steigerung von Fairness in Marktkontexten stark, besonders im Verbraucher- und Kapitalmarktrecht. Auf dieser Grundlage erfahrt das Informationsmodell, das zentrale europaische Regulierungsparadigma, eine Neukonzeption.

Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility

In Search of an Equilibrium

Author: Magdalena Kolasa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108424228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 4570

A comparative analysis of trade secrets enforcement against ex-employees in the EU and USA, aimed at legislators and practitioners.

The Law of Business Torts and Unfair Competition

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Colin Marks,Douglas Moll

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277862


Page: 895

View: 4980

This is the first book to comprehensively integrate business torts (also known as economic torts) and unfair competition actions. The book covers all of the major tort causes of action that one might see in a commercial litigation practice, including the economic loss rule, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract and prospective contract, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance torts, breach of the duty of good faith, deceptive marketing, commercial disparagement, misappropriation, trade secrets, trademark infringement, antitrust, and civil RICO. The book also covers important state, federal, and model statutes, including the Second and Third Restatement of Torts, the Third Restatement of Unfair Competition, the Lanham Act, and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The authors have included numerous questions and problems to further students' thinking on more complex topics. The comprehensive Teacher's Manual answers every question and problem contained in the book.

Trademarks, unfair competition and copyrights

recent developments and other selected issues : ALI-ABA course of study materials

Author: American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 342

View: 3637


Model Jury Instructions

Business Torts Litigation

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590314869

Category: Law

Page: 490

View: 1562

This new addition to be the Model Jury Instruction series provides clear and balanced instructions for presentation to juries in business torts litigation. The book also includes a CD-ROM of the jury instructions to allow for easy adaptation to particular cases or points.

Towards a European Unfair Competition Law

A Clash Between Legal Families : a Comparative Study of English, German and Dutch Law in Light of Existing European and International Legal Instruments

Author: Rogier W. De Vrey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004150404

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 6723

The main aim of this book is to discuss the state of unfair competition law in the European Union. In this respect, the various efforts that have been made in the past to come to harmonization of this area of law and the reasons that they were only partially successful are reviewed. In addition, the International and European regulations that refer to unfair competition, like, e.g., the Paris Convention, the TRIPs and the recent 2004 Unfair Commercial Practices Directive are discussed. Also an overview is given of the unfair competition laws in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands with respect to the 'problem-areas' of slavish imitation, misleading advertising, denigrating one's competitor, trade secrets and finally, misappropriation of valuable trade assets. Unfair competition law is traditionally considered part of intellectual property law. Not only the relation of unfair competition law to intellectual property laws are therefore part of the discussion but also the areas of consumer protection law (since unfair competition law is partly orientated towards consumer protection) and competition (as an economic concept) is the topic of thorough review.

Antitrust for Small and Middle Size Undertakings and Image Protection from Non-Competitors

Author: Pranvera Këllezi,Bruce Kilpatrick,Pierre Kobel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642540007

Category: Law

Page: 463

View: 7778

This publication provides an unparalleled comparative analysis of two "hot topics" in the field of antitrust and unfair competition laws with regard to a number of key countries. The first part of the book examines whether small and middle-sized businesses could or should be subject to specific competition rules. These businesses account for 99% of the enterprises in Europe and the United States, making this a particularly important topic. The papers consider both the public and private enforcement rules across a range of jurisdictions and a detailed international report, prepared by Michele Carpagnano, identifies general trends and highlights differences and the most interesting features of national regulations. The second part of the book gathers contributions from various jurisdictions on the unfair competition question of whether a company could or should be protected against the use of their trademark, distinctive signs and other components of their image and identity on the part of non-competing companies. The papers focus on the fundamental issue of the competitive relationship as a condition of protection under unfair competition acts and the connection to intellectual property protection. The comprehensive and insightful international report, prepared by Martine Karsenty-Ricard, brings together these reflections by comparing various national positions. The book also includes the resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the LIDC following a debate on each of these topics, which include proposed solutions and recommendations. The International League of Competition Law (LIDC) is a long-standing international association that focuses on the interface between competition law and intellectual property law, including unfair competition issues.

The Law of Passing-off

Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation

Author: Christopher Wadlow

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 0414042328

Category: Business names

Page: 952

View: 2207

The Handbook of ICC Arbitration is a user-friendly introduction to the rules of the ICC for established practitioners and those approaching international arbitration for the first time. In addition to presenting the ideal sourcebook more in-depth research and information. This supplement is essential reading as it will reflect and annotate the revised ICC Rules as adopted. It will reveal case law developments, and update the most relevant case law from the state courts and ICC arbitral tribunals.

North Carolina Unfair Business Practice

Author: Noel L. Allen

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579118879

Category: Law

Page: 1314

View: 5888

North Carolina Unfair Business Practice, 3rd Edition, is the only publication providing comprehensive guidance on the complex world of consumer protection, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in North Carolina. Focusing heavily on North Carolina General Statute 75-1.1, this publication?s importance and prominence has grown steadily through the years, as the area of unfair business practices continues to expand. An essential resource for any attorney advising businesses on appropriate trade practices or representing clients potentially harmed by unfair business practice, North Carolina Unfair Business Practice, 3rd Edition, provides expert analysis of the statute through detailed examination of hundreds of cases interpreting its provisions. Highlights include: • Comprehensive analysis of General Statute 75-1. • Examination of potential liability stemming from consumer fraud or deception in areas such as landlord/tenant relations, insurance, advertising, the purchase of real property and the purchase of consumer products • Remedies for violations of General Statute 75-1.1 • Discussion of a common law claim for unfair competition • Examination of federal antitrust statutes • Sample forms

Cyberspace Law

Censorship and Regulation of the Internet

Author: Hannibal Travis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135946108

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 6512

This book explores what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the "third era" in cyberspace, in which filters "fundamentally alter the architectural structure of the Internet, with significant implications for free speech." Although courts and nongovernmental organizations increasingly insist upon constitutional and other legal guarantees of a freewheeling Internet, multi-national corporations compete to produce tools and strategies for making it more predictable. When Google attempted to improve our access to information containing in books and the World Wide Web, copyright litigation began to tie up the process of making content searchable, and resulted in the wrongful removal of access to thousands if not millions of works. Just as the courts were insisting that using trademarks online to criticize their owners is First Amendment-protected, corporations and trade associations accelerated their development of ways to make Internet companies liable for their users’ infringing words and actions, potentially circumventing free speech rights. And as social networking and content-sharing sites have proliferated, so have the terms of service and content-detecting tools for detecting, flagging, and deleting content that makes one or another corporation or trade association fear for its image or profits. The book provides a legal history of Internet regulation since the mid-1990s, with a particular focus on efforts by patent, trademark, and copyright owners to compel Internet firms to monitor their online offerings and remove or pay for any violations of the rights of others. This book will be of interest to students of law, communications, political science, government and policy, business, and economics, as well as anyone interested in free speech and commerce on the internet.

Intellectual property in the new technological age

Author: Robert P. Merges,Peter S. Menell,Mark A. Lemley

Publisher: Aspen Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 529

View: 2331

In the fast-changing field of Intellectual Property, you need a supplement that keeps pace with ongoing developments. This thoroughly updated supplement from the succesful author team of Merges, menell, Lemley, and Jorde will keep your course on the cutting edge. The book offers: a popular mix of economic and technologicl information distinguished authors, known for their activity and expertise in the subject wide coverage of intellectual property documents What's new for 1999? major legislative changes in the 1998 term n entire new 'case' supplement section, including three recent Supreme Court cases and several lower court decisions a new Appendix containing an introduction to biotechnology Notice the book's treatment of: Restatement of Torts Uniform Trade Secrets Act Economic Espionage Act of 1996 Patent Act Copyright Act Trademarks and Unfair Competition Selected State Codes Paris Convention For The Protection of Industrial Property Berne Convention For The Protection of Literary and Artistic Works General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Agreement of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Sherman Antitrust Act National Cooperative Research Act To keep your materials as current as possible, be sure to adopt INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE NEW TECHNOLOGICAL AGE: Selected Statutes and Cases, 1999.

Intellectual Property and the Common Law

Author: Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014158

Category: Law

Page: 563

View: 758

Leading scholars of intellectual property and information policy examine what the common law can contribute to discussions about intellectual property's scope, structure and function.

Business Torts Litigation

Author: Ann E. Georgehead,Robert Y. Gwin,David A. Soley

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590314845

Category: Law

Page: 345

View: 3317

A litigator's guide to current business torts law, this desktop provides a concise review of the important issues, general rules, major exceptions, and applicable theories, elements, required proof, remedies, and defenses in each of the mjor business tort areas. Each chapter provides a summary and overview of the law, citing leading case and treatise authority.