Patents Copyrights and Trademark Midterm, homework help

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  • Sean has designed a new type of helmet used for off-road vehicles. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of protecting this item under patent law and under copyright law.
  • Colton uses his trademark solely in Kansas City, Missouri, and has no intention of expanding his business to any other region or state. Can Colton secure a federal trademark registration? Why or why not?
  • Medicine Corp. intends to launch an important new drug both nationally and internationally. In your own words, describe the scope of the trademark search that Medicine Corp. should perform.
  • Travis is interested in filing a trademark application for his hockey equipment company. What steps must he take in order to file the application?
  • Ericka is one month late on her trademark registration renewal deadline. Describe the steps she must take in order to renew her late registration.
  • Define cybersquatting and give an example.
  • Discuss the importance of the Paris Convention.
  • You created a form for your department to improve efficiency. Will you copyright this form? Explain.
  • Explain why AM and FM radio stations do not pay royalties to performers for their sound recordings. Explain why satellite radio stations do pay royalties to performers for their sound recordings.
  • In your own words, define joint work. Give an example.

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Question 1

The advantages of protecting an item under patent law and under copy right law include:

A patent enables Sean to stop other designers from imitating the product, production as well as
importation of the invention without his permission. He will also get protection for a certain
period;

therefore,

stop

the

competitors

from

unfair

competition

(Elias

&

Stim,

2004). Additionally, Sean can use the invention personally without any issues. On the other
hand, Sean can patent the helmet so that interested parties can use it or sell it to get more
revenue.The disadvantages of patenting under copyright law include:

When applying for a patent, Sean might reveal technical information to the competitors that is
critical unknowingly therefore, giving them a lead on the development of the helmet. The time
taken to apply for a patent is time consuming and it takes a period of four to five years hence by
the time one gets the patent the helmet could have become obsolete (Stim, 2016). T...

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