goal of intellectual property law is to encourage innovation.
Individuals and companies will be far less likely to create new or
improved products, services, and works such as movies and albums if
others can readily copy and profit from their efforts.
of the scenarios below and determine which type of intellectual
property law applies and whether it would, in fact, provide any remedy.
Remember to identify and explain the elements necessary to claim
protection as intellectual property, why you think those elements are or
are not present, and what other information you would need to make this
Writer has developed a great idea for a novel. It will feature a young
magician named Henry Pryor who attends a special high school for
magicians. Henry has many interesting friends and even searches for the
Kitchens is a fantastic cook. Her best dish is fried chicken. Her fried
chicken is so good that her friends suggest she start a restaurant.
After some thought Karen agrees. She plans to open Kitchen’s Fried
Chicken, but because the name is a bit long she decided to shorten it to
KFC. Her sign will be red and white and feature an image of Karen’s
father, a white-haired old man with a goatee.
Secretary works for a huge cola company. The company is famous for its
secret formula that it has used for over 100 years. One day while
looking for something in the boss’s office, Sandy finds a piece of paper
that lists the secret formula. Sandy secretly makes a copy of the
secret formula and offers to sell it to a competitor.