Protect and Manage Your Design Rights Internationally

Preface, Introduction
Joachim Kobuss, Alexander Bretz

Part I Exploiting rights
  • 1. The legal framework for design in a globalized economy
  • 2. Why successful designers don’t need intellectual property rights
  • 3. Principles for survival
  • ·  Checklist for cease and desist letters
  • 4. How the law applies to the different design fields
  • 5. Negotiating contracts
  • 6. The value of intellectual property rights
 
Part II Creatiung rights
  • 7. Design and product-affiliated rights – copyright and design rights
  • ·  Checklist for design and product-affiliated rights
  • 8. Brand-affiliated rights – protecting trademarks and trade names
  • ·  Checklist for brand-affiliated rights
  • 9. Activity-related rights – provisions in competition law
  • 10. Technical rights for designers – patents and utility models
 
Part III Wording contracts
  • 11. The search for the ideal contract
  • 12. Defining your services in contracts
  • 13. Calculating your fees
  • 14. Terms and conditions at your service
  • 15. Liability and claims
  • 16. International business transactions
  • 17. Anatomy of a design contract
  • 18. The future of intellectual property rights
 
Interviews
Anja Engelke, Alexandra Fischer-Rohle + Johanna Kühl, Karsten Henze, Fons Hickmann, Arik Levy, Eckart Maise, Justus Oehler, Sabine Zentek
 
Appendix
Acknowledgments, Authors’ biographies, International Survey, Glossary of Legal Terms, Addresses, Literature, Index
 
 
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