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This exceptional book serves as your comprehensive guide to developing native language writing and translation skills within the realm of intellectual property law.

While dictionaries offer the equivalent of legal terms in another language, this book goes beyond, providing insights into how native speakers employ legal terminology in the context of copyright and intellectual property. Regular reference to this resource will empower you to attain native fluency in English legal terminology.


Facilitating native-speaker proficiency, the book explores 50 key terms in copyright and industrial property rights. Complex concepts are presented in a clear, user-friendly manner using sentence diagrams and example sentences, as illustrated below:


(1) item + is protected + by copyright

  • For example: Public domain work may be protected by copyright and cannot be used without permission.

(2) use + of mark + is + likely + to cause + confusion

  • For example: The use or application of the infringing mark is likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive purchasers or others as to the goods or services themselves.

(3) mark + has / lacks + minimum degree of distinctive character

  • For example: The mark lacked the minimum degree of distinctive character.

(4) item + is + slavish imitation and a copy + of item

  • For example: The work is a slavish imitation and a copy of another product.

With 44 more pages of such invaluable sentence schemas, a profound understanding of term usage can be acquired with minimal effort. The book systematically explains terms in the field of law using these sentence diagrams to foster a deep comprehension of their practical applications.


This book delves into various legal topics within intellectual property law and industrial property law in the following chapters:


1 Intellectual property law

2 Patents

3 Trademarks

4 Copyright

5 Key terms in action

6 Effect and intellectual property

6 Key prepositions

7 Key adjectives

8 Sameness, similarity, difference in relation to intellectual property
  • 8.1 An overview
  • 8.2 Key terms in action
9 Violation of intellectual property rights
  • 9.1 Violation of patents
  • 9.2 Violation of copyright
  • 9.3 Violation of trademarks

10 Remedies


By engaging with this book, you'll effortlessly grasp the intricacies of the legal field, enriching your knowledge at your own pace.


Authored by a legal terminologist and translator with a Yale law course background, and edited by an American lawyer with a Yale law degree, the book elucidates copyright and industrial property rights using 50 essential legal terms. Regular consultation will not only familiarize you with the legal field but also enhance your proficiency in its terminology, thus advancing your legal career and professional success as a legal translator.


Endorsed by a law professor at the University of Oxford as a "masterpiece," this book is indispensable for:


  • Law students as a supplement to their degree, enabling them to swiftly acquire technical terms in copyright and intellectual property law like native speakers (including UK and US judges and lawyers).
  • Legal translators, providing crucial support during law degree studies and aiding in the composition of copyright and IP texts.
  • Law teachers, offering inspiring content for incorporation into the classroom.
  • Translation students, facilitating the learning of technical language in this area of law in English.

Equip yourself with all six e-terminology books, and you'll swiftly acclimate to the topics, ultimately becoming an expert in these subject areas.

Terminology of Intellectual Property Law in Use

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