General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionMagazine

Volume 17, Number 3
April/May 2000

Resource Roundup

Are you looking for more information on intellectual property law? Take a look at these ABA publications. Prices may vary depending on Section membership. To order, or for additional information on any of these books, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at

Fundamentals of Franchising
by Rupert M. Barkoff and Andrew C. Selden

(ABA Forum on Franchising; 1997; PC: 5620055; $89.95).

Written specifically to help commercial lawyers and non-specialists brush up on franchise law, this practical guide includes articles on trademark law, structuring the franchise relationship, franchise disclosure issues, franchise registration, franchise relationship laws, antitrust law and counseling franchisees.

A Primer on Intellectual Property Law and Patent Litigation: Understanding and Defending Your Client's Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
by Edward F. O'Connor

(ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section; 1996; PC: 5190262; $49.95)

This new book provides a general overview of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on patent litigation. It gives you a summary of intellectual property law that is anecdotal, not dry; informative, not overwhelming. Tapping into the experience of a patent lawyer with 27 years of experience, the Primer takes a lively, insightful look at intellectual property law that is instructive to the veteran IP lawyer, as well as the novice.

The Lawyer's Guide to Insurance: Personal Insurance Coverage for Professionals and Their Clients
by Ben G. Baldwin

(ABA Senior Lawyers Division and the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; 1999; PC: 5460033; $89.95).

Covers the various forms of insurance that are available, helping you match your clients objectives with the products that will best meet their needs. Each chapter helps you form an agenda or outline advising a client on all forms of personal and professional insurance, from disability insurance to long-term care.

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