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Intellectual Property in the Food Technology Industry

O'Donnell, R.W., O'Malley, J.J., Huis, R.J., Halt, G.B.J. 
Springer  July 2008  



Softcover  145 pp  ISBN 9780387773889      £25.00
Considering the effort and funding devoted to a company's success, understanding Intellectual Property rights patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and licensing is essential. Establishing appropriate internal policies from the outset can prevent companies from learning a costly and painful lesson in the courtroom. With Intellectual Property in the Food Technology Industry, currently the only book of its kind focusing specifically on the food industry, one will learn what to consider throughout the various creative phases of a product's lifespan from initial research and development initiatives through post-production.

Readers will have an understanding of the intellectual property protections afforded to U.S. corporations, methods to pro-actively reduce potential problems, and guidelines for future considerations to reduce legal spending, prevent IP theft, and allow for greater profitability from corporate innovation and inventiveness.

Of interest to food companies especially start-up businesses, IP counsels working in the food industry, IP law firms

Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Overview of Intellectual Property Rights.

  • Patents.
  • Trade Secret Protection.
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress.
  • Copyrights.
  • Domain Names.
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Labeling and Marketing.

Part II: Implementing IP Practices and Procedures.

  • Seven Basic Steps to Getting Started.
  • Deciding Between Patent Or Trade Secret Protection
  • Developing and Managing an Intellectual Property Portfolio
  • Enforcement and Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Licensing Intellectual Property Rights
Appendicies
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