CU-Boulder BCOR 3000 - Intellectual Property (6 pages)

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Intellectual Property

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University of Colorado at Boulder
Bcor 3000 - Business Law, Ethics, and Public Policy

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BCOR 3000 1st Edition Lecture 27 Outline of Last Lecture I Corporate Criminal Liability II Crimes of Thef III Arson IV Other Crimes V White Collar Crimes VI RICO VII Defenses VIII Procedure Steps IX Outcomes X Attorney Client Privilege XI 6th Amendment Outline of Current Lecture I Patents Copyrights Trademarks II Priority and Registration III Trademarks IV Trademark Issues V Generic Use of Trademark VI Patents These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute VII Pros and Cons of Patents VIII Legal Significance of a Patent IX Copyrights X Fair Use Doctrine XI Digital Copyrights Issues XII Misappropriation Stealing of Trade Secrets XIII International Protection Current Lecture Chapter 5 Intellectual Property Patents Copyrights and Trademarks Protection primarily created by federal statute Trademarks can also be recognized at the state level Trademark if you are buying something you need to know what you are getting Rules differ greatly for each Priority and Registration Trademark priority goes to first to use in commerce Can protect mark prior to use by registering Must use w in 6 months Can extend non use period up to 30 months to 3 year total Protects going forward Flatirons Plumbing file to protect name register Trademarks Test is likelihood of confusion If there is already a name out there with Flatirons in it make sure there is no confusion and that it is clear that your name of business is different from the other 10 year period renewable Confusion possibility depends on all facts and circumstances Includes market and geography Elle s Brown Ale Elle was creating confusion Lexis and Lexus Lexis Law and Online this was a law online service Lexus Toyota Car Lexis sued Lexus for confusion Went to court Toyota won b c they proved that no one was going to confuse an online database with a car dealer Ky Kernel Seasoned Flour Kentucky Kernel Flour used to fry food

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