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Intellectual Property in Wisconsin

Product ID: AE0251_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-441-6

Nearly every business has intellectual property (IP), but some may not realize it. Identifying and protecting the IP of your business clients is an important job that takes familiarity with the pertinent laws. Intellectual Property Law fulfills that need for Wisconsin practitioners.

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Nearly every business has intellectual property (IP), but some may not realize it. Identifying and protecting the IP of your business clients is an important job that takes familiarity with the pertinent laws. Intellectual Property Law fulfills that need for Wisconsin practitioners.

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320+ pp.; 2nd ed. 2015-2016
(includes 2017-2018 supplement and 2019-2020 supplement)

The 2019-2020 supplement includes a number of changes, such as the following:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court determined the constitutionality of the Lanham Act’s prohibition against registering immoral or scandalous marks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding an employee nonsolicitation clause in a noncompetition agreement
  • Electronic filing via the Trademark Electronic Application System now is mandatory for all federal trademark submissions
  • A new section discusses the Music Modernization Act, which was enacted in 2018

All citations in the book have been updated, and chapter 5 is reprinted in full.

The 2017-2018 supplement includes important legal developments including:

  • Application of the fair use doctrine to reproductions of copyrighted work used commercially
  • Duties of coauthors who own the rights to copyrighted work
  • A 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether the Lanham Act violates the Constitution
  • Whether inventors omitted from patent applications retain interest in the patent
  • Options to redress misappropriation for owners of trade secrets involved in interstate or foreign commerce

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