BUG, Inc.

Essay by kyrensmomUniversity, Bachelor'sA, January 2008

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BUG Inc is the leading organization in wiretap technology and listening device technology. In wanting expand its business globally throughout the world there are first some legal issues that BUG Inc must first adhere to and follow. BUG Inc has what in the legal world is called Intellectual Property. Before BUG Inc expands globally they must first ensure that they are properly covered by the appropriate legal protections to protect their Intellectual Property. Intellectual property law was developed over time to protect different forms of intangible subject matter.

Having intellectual property and protecting the right and abiding by the laws that govern Intellectual property allows the company or organization to have full control over their inventions that in some how shape or form resulted from federal government-funded research. For BUG Inc's protection of its Intellectual property they should have several laws convening over their property. For the protection of BUG Inc's intellectual property they should be under the IP Law umbrella for its patents.

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), issues a few different types of patents. The Patent that would be appropriate for BUG Inc would be the "design patents for new, original and ornamental designs for articles of manufacture".(Justia.com) The IP law also covers trademarks and special service marks that are identifying marks specifically to identify a particular company.

Intellectual property laws differ from country to country so BUG Inc would primarily want to find out the particular international laws pertaining to intellectual property in whatever company they were thinking about opening up a new location at. The 1994 World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is designed to govern laws and provide some sort of continuity through multiple countries. Another law BUG Inc should have to protect its Intellectual property...