Intellectual Property: Text and Essential Cases takes the reader to the forefront of this dynamic area of law. As in the first edition it provides a comprehensive, in-depth and engaging exposition of the principles of Intellectual Property Law and selected case extracts that illustrate the law’s evolution and challenges. It covers Copyright, Moral Rights, Performers’ Protection, Patents, Trade Marks, Passing Off and related actions, Designs, Plant Breeder’s Rights, Circuit Layouts and Confidential Information. The second edition of Intellectual Property: Text and Essential Cases includes detailed consideration of the changes introduced by the US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004 including copyright and moral rights for live performers in sound recordings; copyright and moral rights for performers of expressions of folklore; a new definition of reproduction and material form; an extension of the duration of copyright protection; new laws relating to electronic rights management, encoded broadcasts and carriage service providers; and the protection of patents for therapeutic goods. There is also a new chapter on Biotechnology Patents and coverage of other major developments and issues such as the application of Designs Act 2003; the abolition of the food exemption and the attack on farmer’s rights under Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994; whether trade mark law can adequately protect cultural icons; and the proposed introduction of moral rights for Indigenous communities.