BA345 Patents Copyrights & Trademarks All Discussions, Assignments, Midterm, and Final Project - 89361

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Week 1 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the trademark registration process. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 1 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper Eric seeks to trademark the name McJobs for his international company that is a broker for employment agencies catering to finding employment for entry level jobs. What is the process Eric must follow to secure, register, and maintain this trademark? Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 2 Discussion Question A Dan is unhappy with the service that he received from Roto-Rooter Corporation, and has established a domain name calledwww.rotorooterscam.com. The website offers critical commentary about Roto-Rooter and asks users to submit their opinions about Roto-Rooter. Is Roto-Rooter, the owner of a federal registration for ROTO ROOTER®, likely to prevail in a trademark infringement case? Discuss. Question B Tony owns a CTM registration for OCCASIONS but has only used the mark in Belgium. May Tony’s mark be cancelled for nonuse in the countries in which the mark has not been used? Discuss. Week 2 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing trademark infringement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 2 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper Mr. Burger represents McDonalds. He discovers that when you type in “MacDonalds.com” you are immediately taken to the homepage of McJobs. He then had to acknowledge several advertisements for employment agencies before being able to leave the website. Discuss how you would advise McDonalds to proceed. Discuss the remedies available to McDonalds. What defenses would you anticipate? Submit your answer in a paper using APA format. Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 3 Discussion Question A What are the three requirements for a work to be copyrighted? Question B Most presidents maintain a personal diary upon which they later base their memoirs. Are the diaries themselves protected by copyright even though they are not published? Discuss Week 3 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing copyright protection. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 3 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper In order to sell more yearbooks the yearbook club provides a video compilation of student events on DVD. Music is added to the soundtrack of the DVD. The DVD is to be sold in addition to the yearbook. Can the yearbook club copyright the DVD? What copyrights if any does the yearbook club, school, or students on the DVD have? Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 4 Discussion This week's assignment is a simple reflection on the materials and concepts that have been discussed so far in the course. Feel free to complete one of the three options: Presentation, Video, or Paper. Using PowerPoint to make a presentation, or a webcam to make a video of yourself, or write short paper, create a summary of what you have learned answering the following questions: 1. What have you specifically learned in weeks 1-4? 2. How can this relate to your life (personal, professional, dreams, past?) 3. What do you hope to gain/accomplish in the final four weeks of the course? Please post your PowerPoint, Video, or Paper to this discussion thread with a short statement of what you have created. Make sure to post to at least two fellow students. Week 4 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing copyright infringement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 4 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper Miriam walks into your office. A friend has told Miriam that her picture is included in a calendar. The photo in the calendar is of Miriam when she was at the beach and it depicts her in a revealing bikini. The man who took the photo is selling the calendars for profit at his beachfront store and on his website. The man did not ask Miriam for permission to take her photo, much less use it in a calendar. What issues arise in this situation? Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 5 Discussion Question A Sarah invents a type of cartridge for ink for copy machines. The cartridge is identical to previous cartridges invented by others, although it is slightly smaller. Is the invention patentable? Discuss. Question B Alex has been working on inventing a new type of dog leash for nearly two years. Last month, his friend Andrew looked at the leash and made a suggestion to Alex about the leash that Alex then adopted. Alex filed a patent application for the leash, and Andrew is now claiming he is a co-inventor. Discuss whether Andrew and Alex are joint inventors. Week 5 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing the law of patents. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 5 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper Richard works at Murray Marine and is an avid diver. He comes to your office because he has an idea for a palm sized sonar device. The device provides a 3-D view of a wreck or cave dive site. What are the four basic requirements for patentability? What are the chances of Richard obtaining a patent for the device? Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 6 Discussion Question A Steven sold his patented invention, a camera with a strap for carrying it, to various consumers. Because the strap has worn out, consumers have been replacing it. Discuss whether Steven’s invention has been infringed. Question B Emily has been sued for infringing a U.S. patent. The plaintiff has alleged that Emily’s infringement was willful because she did not obtain advice of counsel with regard to whether her activities were infringing. Discuss whether this allegation is likely to be successful. Week 6 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing patent infringement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 6 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper Radek is a genetic scientist who works for a bio-engineering firm. Dr. Livingston comes to Radek with the feather of a Dodo bird encased in amber. Dr. Livingston wants to extract the DNA from the feather and patent it. Can Dr. Livingston and Radek patent the Dodo DNA? Submit your answer in a paper using APA format. Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 7 Discussion Question A The carnival comes to town. Sam is a snake oil (herbal supplement) salesman. He claims that his snake oil will give its user the strength of ten horses. A dumbbell stamped five hundred pounds rests on the ground. He challenges the crowd to try his oil. Sally (who happens to be Sam’s girlfriend) walks up to Sam and tries the oil. To the astonishment of the crowd, Sally then proceeds to hoist the dumbbell over her head. The crowd buys bottles of the oil. People then try to copy what Sally did and much to their disappointment they do not get stronger. Stephen bought the oil. He comes to your office and asks if he has legal recourse against Sam? Please explain? Question B In an IP audit, a law firm discovers the client is not using the technology in two patents (which have upcoming maintenance fees due) and that other products are marked with patent numbers for a patent that expired last year. What should the firm recommend to the client? Week 7 Assignment Option 1: Get Creative Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing trade secrets and unfair competition. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 2: News Flash Choose a learning objective from Week 7 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you. Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Option 3: Traditional Paper Protozoa desires to obtain the secret recipe for a lobster patty that is known by Lobster who is Protozoa’s biggest competitor. Protozoa has attempted to steal the recipe for years. What can Lobster do to protect his secret recipe? Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement. Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link). You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting. Week 8 Discussion Review and reflect on what you have learned over the past 8 weeks. Identify and discuss what the most practical and easily applied lesson you learned was. Also, discuss which lesson was the hardest for you to grasp? Why? Week 8 Assignment Refer to page 513 in your textbook. You will find an exhibit showing a questionnaire for an intellectual property audit. Review the questionnaire carefully. As a business owner, what steps would you take to prepare for this audit? Your response should be a minimum of 200 words and should follow proper APA essay format. A title and reference page are not included in the word count for this assignment. Please upload your work to the dropbox upon completion of your written work.
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Week 1 Assignment

Option 1: Get Creative

Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the trademark registration process.

Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link).  You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting.

Option 2: News Flash

Choose a learning objective from Week 1 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you.

Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words.

Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link).  You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting.

Option 3: Traditional Paper

Eric seeks to trademark the name McJobs for his international company that is a broker for employment agencies catering to finding employment for entry level jobs. What is the process Eric must follow to secure, register, and maintain this trademark? Submit your answers in a 2-page (body minimum) paper using APA format. Your title and reference page are not to be included in the page requirement.

Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link).  You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting.

Week 2 Discussion

Question A

Dan is unhappy with the service that he received from Roto-Rooter Corporation, and has established a domain name calledwww.rotorooterscam.com. The website offers critical commentary about Roto-Rooter and asks users to submit their opinions about Roto-Rooter. Is Roto-Rooter, the owner of a federal registration for ROTO ROOTER®, likely to prevail in a trademark infringement case? Discuss.

Question B

Tony owns a CTM registration for OCCASIONS but has only used the mark in Belgium. May Tony’s mark be cancelled for nonuse in the countries in which the mark has not been used? Discuss.

Week 2 Assignment

Option 1: Get Creative

Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation identifying and discussing trademark infringement.

Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (link).  You will not be deducted points for incorrrect APA formatting.

Option 2: News Flash

Choose a learning objective from Week 2 and research an article on the Internet that relates to it. Write a summary of the article discussing it as well as what it means to you.

Your summary should be a minimum of 2 pages in length and must be in your own words.

Please cite your sources in the paper. Attempt to use APA style. A detailed explanation of how to cite a course using APA can be found here (

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