Researchers study the impact of these changes on food production. The most productive portion of arable land is that from sediments left by rivers and the sea in geological times. In modern times, rivers do not generally flood as often in areas employing flood control Merger of Delta and Northwest - occurred after deregulation Do Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents protect the same things ? No. What’s the difference between a patent and a trade secret? A trade secret is usually distinguished from a patent either because: it consists of something that cannot be patented; it consists of something in the process of being patented (and still secret); or a decision was made that keeping the product or process as a trade secret because it was more beneficial to keep secret than seek a patent. • Trademark (protected under federal statutes, the Lanham Act ) is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. To acquire rights, one must simply use the mark "in commerce." It is possible to register a trademark in US at federal and state levels. • Service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies & distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. • Trade secret - secret formula, method, or device that gives one an advantage over competitors - they are the only intellectual property right (IPR) where ideas can be protected. This is not just true for strategic business ownership methods but is also true for ideas and innovations that are being developed for patenting. Legal protections include non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and non-compete clauses . In US, trade secrets are not protected by law in the same manner as trademarks or patents . Trade secrets are protected under state laws , and most states have ratified the Uniform Trade Secrets Act • Copyright protects an original artistic or literary work • Patents protect an invention - protected under federal statutes of the Patent Act Altruism is the selfless concern for the welfare of others. Altruism is a core aspect of various religious traditions. It is also a key aspect of many humanitarian and philanthropic causes, exemplified in leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr , Gandhi , and Mother Teresa . Altruism can be distinguished from a feeling of loyalty and duty . Altruism focuses on a motivation to help others or a want to do good without reward, while duty focuses on a moral obligation toward a specific individual (for example, God , a king ), a specific organization (for example, a government), or an abstract concept (for example, patriotism etc). Some individuals may feel both altruism and duty, while others may not . Pure altruism is giving without regard to reward or the benefits of recognition. Reciprocity - The Golden Rule / ethic of reciprocity ; social norm of in-kind responses to the behavior of others Espionage - the practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government or a competing company - obtaining information that is considered
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