Trademarks, copyrights, patents and unfair competition are the four major areas of intellectual property law that are presented in full in this second edition. The methods by which each is created, procedures to register or protect each, the duration of rights, infringement, and new and international developments are addressed for each of the four fields, giving the readers the scope they need to apply this information in the practical setting. The specific tasks of paralegals involved in this area of law are presented in helpful checklists. Plus, a host of sample forms and agreements, statutes, charts, citations, case studies and much more make the material easy to digest and use in the practical setting. On-line Companion for this text includes Appendices A-E, chapter summaries, trivia, and Internet resources.