Study Guide Essay

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LAW/421 Final Examination Study Guide

This study guide will prepare you for the Final Examination you will complete in Week Five. It contains practice questions, which are related to each week’s objectives. In addition, refer to each week’s readings and your student guide as study references for the Final Examination.

Week One: Introduction to Law

Objective: Define the functions of law in society.

1. Precedent evolves from
a. state and federal constitutions
b. state and federal statutes
c. the common law
d. a combination of both state and federal statutes and common law

Objective: Define the functions of law in society.

2. Once stare decisis and case precedent is established,
a. it may be disregarded and
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20 years from the date of the filing of the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
d. 20 years from the date of the approval of the application granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Objective: Assess the different types of and legal protections for intellectual property.

10. Which of the following would generally not be patentable? a. A mathematical formula that allows one to calculate the gross national product b. A new business method that streamlines and improves production c. A business process that changes water into wine d. An engine that runs on water

Objective: Analyze the legal issues of e-business to include intellectual property, privacy, ethics, and security.

11. Mike has written a novel. a. The novel is copyrighted automatically after completion. b. The novel does not receive copyright protection unless it is registered with the United States Copyright Office c. Mike may sue in court to enforce his rights whether the novel is registered or not. d. The novel must be published before it can be eligible for copyright protections.

Objective: Analyze the legal issues of e-business to include intellectual property, privacy, ethics, and security.

12. Which of the following is not an example of a trademark lost, or in danger of losing protection, due to its becoming a generic term? a. Kleenex b.

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