Chapter 40 - Chapter 40Protection of Intellectual Property...

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Chapter 40—Protection of Intellectual Property TRUE/FALSE 1. An employee cannot be sued for divulging secret trade information. ANS: F PTS: 1 2. Infringement is the unauthorized use of the intellectual property of another. ANS: T PTS: 1 3. Electronic surveillance for the purpose of acquiring trade secrets is permissible under the law of unfair competition. ANS: F PTS: 1 4. The characters and the names of a television show may be registered as collective marks. ANS: F PTS: 1 5. For a mark to be protected under federal law, it must be registered with the Patent and Trademark Of- fice. ANS: T PTS: 1 6. A trade secret is commercially valuable information that is guarded from disclosure and is not general knowledge. ANS: T PTS: 1 7. An employee may quit the Tel Ko Company and then use information he learned at Tel Ko in competi- tion with Tel Ko, unless there was some unfair competition or a trade secret involved. ANS: T PTS: 1 8. While employed and even after termination of employment, an employee cannot divulge secrets to a competitor. ANS: T PTS: 1 9. The Lanham Act prohibits “palming off” but not “reverse palming off.” ANS: F PTS: 1 10. Someone who is convicted of theft of trade secrets may face fines and imprisonment for up to 15 years, or both. ANS: F PTS: 1 11. A copyright would protect a photograph.
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ANS: T PTS: 1 12. Georgia's company may lawfully discover Samantha's company's trade secrets if Samantha's company fails to take reasonable precautions to protect their trade secrets. ANS: T PTS: 1 13. Copyright infringement may be unintentional. ANS: T PTS: 1 14. A patent lasts for the same period of time as a copyright. ANS: F PTS: 1 15. A patent last for life, while a copyright ends after 50 years. ANS: F PTS: 1 16. The United States joined the Berne Convention, an international treaty protecting copyrighted works. ANS: T PTS: 1 17. The Lanham Act protects a generic or descriptive mark. ANS: F PTS: 1 18. Federal Flag Company sends in an American flag for registration under the Lanham Act. The registra- tion will be accepted. ANS: F PTS: 1 19. Intentional trafficking in goods known to bear a counterfeit mark can be a criminal offense. ANS: T PTS: 1 20. No copyright protection is available to protect mask works embodied in a semiconductor chip product. ANS: F PTS: 1 21. Komco Computer Company has developed a new and innovative magazine and television ad campaign that it would like to protect from use by its competitors. Komco may copyright its magazine and tele- vision ads. ANS: T PTS: 1 22. INM Corporation is in the business of developing genetically engineered pharmaceutical products. It has developed a new genetically engineered microorganism that it would like to protect from unau- thorized use by others. INM may patent the microorganism.
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