Running head: BUG INC.
University of Phoenix
January 26, 2009
BUG, Inc., a company based in the United States., designs, manufactures, and sells electronic recording devices. These devices are used by law enforcement agencies to intercept and record sounds and voices. The equipment taps into telephone wires, cell phone transmissions, and picks up sounds and voices through the walls of a house or in open-air locations through the use of a remote microphone. Part of the equipment is driven by software written by BUG employees. BUG has exclusive contracts with most state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. BUG is thinking about expanding its sales to international markets. Currently, half of its manufacturing plants are in foreign countries and half are in the U.S. The company’s logo is a ladybug wearing a set of headphones. The first portion of this paper will identify the necessary legal protection needed for intellectual property at BUG, Inc., while the second portion will be explanations of scenarios regarding various areas of tort law.
BUG is a global company by far and expanding the sales into the international market may be a bit of a risk. If BUG takes on the international market they will need to be prepared for different types of application to protect their property through the intellectual property law. As defined by Article 2, section(viii), of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, done at Stockholm, July 14, 1967, “intellectual property” shall include the rights relating to: literary, artistic and scientific works, performances of performing artists, phonograms, and broadcasts, inventions in all fields of human endeavor, scientific discoveries, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, and commercial names and designation, protection against unfair competition, and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity in the...