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BUG Inc. is a company that designs, manufactures, and sells electronic recording devices to all law enforcement agencies to intercept and record sounds. Bug Inc has exclusive contracts across the United States and is looking to expand to international markets through e-commerce. Bug Inc, is facing numerous challenges to protect its company in the competitive world in which it operates.

Legal Protection for Intellectual PropertyBug INC is a U.S. copyright-based industry. BUG should protect their intellectual property by filing for patents, trade marks, design right and registered designs and copyrights with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

ProtectionIntellectual property (IP) is a term for the legal entitlements which attach to the types of information and ideas, or other intangibles that BUG manufactures and sells. To protect their intellectual property BUG should copyright the software produced by its employees, register its' trademark and patent the right to exclusively exploit their inventions for the maximum period of time.

Finally Bug should protect their non-public information concerning their commercial practices and proprietary knowledge.

Intellectual property laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, such that the acquisition, registration or enforcement of IP rights must be pursued or obtained separately in each jurisdiction (Wikipedia n/a). However, inexpensive and accessible reproduction technologies make it easy for BUG Inc's copyrighted materials to be pirated in the US and other countries. There is an Agreement between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization where WIPO agrees to facilitate the WTO implement Trade RelatedThere are also informal forms of intellectual protection beyond the existing laws. For example if a student is found plagiarizing the work of another student, the faculty may enter a failing grade for the assignment or seek other administrative academic remedies.

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