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Very comprehensive for the dedicated student
on 4 December 2012
The book is very well written and I use it as my primary book in IP. It is comprehensive, easy to navigate and not boring.
I seem to have been rather unlucky with the quality though, as pages started falling out after the first week of usage.
If you are looking for a no brainer book, this book is not it for you as it demands a lot attention to footnotes and having a relevant statute book at hand, especially because the authors will introduce the relevant legislation in the beginning of the chapter but then, at times, not mention the name of that legislation again when citing relevant sections of statute law or articles of regulations. For this reason the book gets four and not five stars from me.
I have found W. Cornish's book on IP a sound alternative, however, the language is not as animated in Cornish and thus that book I use for secondary reading on particular opinions -they make a good pair.
Beware of what statute book you buy. I have found that Blackstone's has left out important legislation that is being cited in most IP law books.