What’s purple, over 2250 pages and brings joy to the lives of intellectual property lawyers?

No, it’s not the judgment in the latest Cadbury trade marks case (as exciting as that would be…)

It’s the Butterworths Intellectual Property Handbook.

IP Law handbook

The 12th edition of this essential reference text for IP practitioners has just been launched.

The Butterworths Intellectual Property Handbook covers the key statutes, Regulations, Directives and treaties relevant to the areas of Patents, Copyright, Designs, Unregistered Design Right, Trade Marks, Plant Varieties Protection, plus EC materials and international resources.

Too good to be shrouded in mahogany, this trusty wine-coloured (although unfortunately not flavoured) companion sits firmly on the desk beside many an IP lawyer.

Here’s the blurb from the Lexis®Nexis online bookshop:

Edited by the renowned and respected Jeremy Phillips*, the IP Law Handbook is an essential addition to your legal library. This title provides an invaluable single source collection of UK primary and secondary legislation, as well as EC and international materials in one manageable volume.

The new 12th edition will bring the content fully up-to-date with all Copyright, Designs, Trade Mark, Patents developments in UK and EU law. This edition captures recent developments in the areas of trade secrecy; the revised Community Trade Mark Regulation and Trade Mark Directive; UK copyright schemes form orphan works and other matters; the unified patent system and unitary patent court (although the old system remains fully operative), and the 2014 amendments to UK legislation under the Intellectual Property Act.

*Consultant Editor: Jeremy Phillips BA (Cantab), PhD, IP Consultant, Olswang, Honorary Research Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute and Professorial Fellow, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, blogmeister of the IPKat

Hardcopies can be purchased from the Lexis®Nexis online bookshop.

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