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Trade Dress and Design Law

Front Cover - Trade Dress and Design Law

Timely, Focused, and Integrated Coverage 

Graeme B. Dinwoodie
University of Oxford

Mark D. Janis
University of Iowa


2009.  368 pages.  ISBN: 978-0-7355-6832-7.

About the Book

By the authors of the popular casebook Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law and Policy, Trade Dress and Design Law is ideal as the main text for an advanced course on trade dress and designs, or as a supplement to a range of Intellectual Property courses.  In a manageable size, Dinwoodie and Janis offer an integrated and focused treatment of the various forms of Intellectual Property protection available for trade dress and designs.

In this first coursebook devoted to the law of design protection, Dinwoodie and Janis present:

  • a detailed exploration of the protection of trade dress and designs under trademark and unfair competition laws
  • thorough treatment of design patent lawa neglected topic in most student texts on Intellectual Property
  • a survey of the applications of copyright protection to pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, as well as works of architecture and other designs
  • examination of sui generis design protection regimes
  • integrated discussion of European and international sources of trade dress and design protection
No other text provides in-depth treatment of the protection of trade dress and designs.  To supplement your Intellectual Property course, or as the primary text for an advanced course on trade dress and design law, this title from the Elective Series gives you complete and focused coverage from two respected experts in the field.