This addition to the Model Jury Instructions
series, published by the ABA Section of Litigation, provides clear and balanced instructions for presentation to juries in copyright, trademark and trade dress litigation. These models accurately and impartially present the elements and critical definitions of copyright, trademark and trade dress law in language that is understandable and familiar to the average juror. The book includes a CD-ROM of the jury instructions that allows for easy adaptation to particular cases or points.
Chapter introductions give overviews of the current state of the law, including the major recent cases in most jurisdictions, with discussions of the practical issues you might have to consider. Individual instructions are followed by commentary that includes discussion of the cases from which the instruction was derived, as well as how and when to adapt the instruction to particular cases, to the laws of particular states, to the requirements of particular jurisdictions, or in the light of inconsistent authority.
Besides making it easy to present first-rate instructions, the models and supporting citations give you an excellent starting place from which to investigate the nuances of a particular jurisdiction. This book gives you the framework for preparing and trying your case, from analyzing the fact situation and planning strategy to preparing your final argument.