HU Trademark Requirements & Nikola Tesla Discussion


Task 1 (350 words)

  • What are the requirements to obtain a trademark? What federal acts regulate obtaining trademarks?
  • Explain the differences in patents, copyrights, and trademarks, including the length of each and examples of each
  • Task 2 (350 words)
  • Question I –
    The year is 2012 and the light bulb has not yet been invented. Thomas
    Edison and Nikola Tesla are in a bitter feud to see who can bring
    electricity to the masses first. In this alternative history, it is
    indisputable that Tesla invented the lightbulb first. However, Edison
    filed his lightbulb patent prior to Tesla. According to the law in
    2012, who holds the patent to the lightbulb?
    Question II –
    In May of 2013, Jesse plans to open a law office named “Peace Law” and
    uses the peace symbol as part of the logo for the business. That same
    month Jesse registers the trademark with the Patent and Trademark
    Office. Jesse opens the law office for practice in July 2015. Assuming
    no one contested registration of the trademark within 5 years, is the
    trademark valid?