Intellectual Property Protection
BUG, Inc. needs to protect its designs, manufacturing process, the actual recording devices, original authored software, and its ladybug logo. These items are all under the umbrella of intellectual property. BUG, Inc. will need to make application to several agencies to achieve maximum protection.
BUG, Inc. needs to protect its designs and their ladybug with headphones logo from illegal usage. These need trademark protection. BUG, Inc. will need to register the designs and logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. By registering its logo, BUG, Inc. will be able to put this logo on their products. Everyone will be able to recognize the device and immediately know that is a BUG, Inc. product. Any unauthorized use of the ladybug logo is considered a trademark infringement.
By copyrighting its software, BUG, Inc. protects its rights to reproduce, publish, and distribute any programs BUG may have written. Even though copyrights are established with the creation of the software, BUG, Inc. will still need to file with the Copyright office in Washington, D.C. This is simply a registration process. BUG, Inc. will be able to protect itself against all others using its manufacturing process and from manufacturing replicas of its recording devices, by applying for a patent. This is a long process, usually taking about two years.
For the protection of its devices, company image, and company liability; BUG needs to understand that in the United Stated Constitution exist many laws that protect businesses while doing interstate and international e-commerce. First of all the firm will create an IP address which will be BUG.com, but initially BUG will need to purchase this, after doing so, BUG needs to ensure that its namesake and BUG.com website is protected by filing for a trademark and registering the BUG.com name on, www.networksolutions.com.
BUG also has issues like security privacy to worry about,...