Competency Assessment: (CU2 M3)
In a three-page Microsoft Word Docx or rtf file format document, please respond to the following three situations. Be thorough and complete in your responses. Use references to support your position and cite them appropriately:
1. Go to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office HERE (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Webpage)(Web page copyright owned by http://www.uspto.gov/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., use permitted for education per terms of service http://www.uspto.gov/terms-use-uspto-websites (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..) Search the trademark database for the phrase “Let’s Roll.” Do you think that companies should be able to trademark phrases? Can you find other examples?
2. “Netbook” is an example of a term the USPTO recently rejected as being generic, even though it was at one point a registered trademark. Can you think of other recent examples of genericized trademarks?
3.Do you think there is any difference between downloading a song on a peer-to-peer network versus walking into a store and putting a CD into your jacket and walking out without paying for it? What are those differences? Should the law treat those two acts differently?
Your response should be typed, double-spaced in standard-sized document (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Citations should be in APA format.
4 pts = Author thoroughly understands Trademarks and applies concepts to the scenario presented with great detail. Author offers additional information about trademarks to support position 3 pts = Author evaluates Trademarks and loosely applies concepts to the situation presented. 2 pts = Author evaluates Trademarks and loosely applies concepts to the situation presented. 1 pt = Author mentions Trademarks but fails to connect to the scenario presented. 0 pts = Insufficient
4 pts = Author thoroughly describes Genericized Trademarks and relates to situation presented. Author offers additional examples. 3 pts = Author addresses Genericized Trademarks and relates to example 2 pts = Author shows signs of understanding Genericized Trademarks and relates to example. 1 pt = Author does not understand Genericized Trademarks. 0 pts = Insufficient
4 pts = Author synthesizes knowledge and discusses Copyrights. Author is thorough and relates to the example presented. 3 pts = Author synthesizes knowledge and discusses Copyrights. Author is thorough and relates to the example presented. 2 pts = Author loosely evaluates Copyrights and relates to example. 1 pt = Author does not understand Copyrights. 0 pts = Insufficient
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCourse Outcome 02: Apply elements of law to specific individual and business scenarios.
threshold: 3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCourse Outcome 04: Recognize the interconnectedness of the legal system to business, society and the environment.
threshold: 3.0 pts
Total Points: 12.0