Intentional Tort, Unintentional Torts

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A tort is a wrong committed by a person. There are three types of wrongs, which are intentional torts, unintentional torts and strict liability. According to the textbook, intentional torts is when someone’s reputation and privacy are violated. An assault is the threat of immediate harm or offensive contact or any action that arouses. Physical contact is unnecessary in order for it to be considered an assault. Battery is unauthorized and harmful physical contact with another person that causes injury. Physically contact is not always necessary in order to a situation to be considered battery. As long as the victim is injured, it is considered to be battery. Assault and battery usually occur together. The restraint of another person without…show more content…
An example or patent would be Microsoft Office. An example of copyrights would be music, movies, books, and logos. An example of trade secrets would be Coca-Cola, who keeps their drink recipe a secret. Trade secrets can be a product formula, patterns, designs, or even customer lists. Having trade secrets can be beneficial because it can increase competition for a certain company. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act provides protection to all trade secrets a company may have. If anyone attempts to steal the trade secret and fails to do so, they can be taken to court. If for some reason the owner fails to protect the secret and a thief gets his hands on it, the secret is no longer subject to protection under state unfair competition laws. In other words, the owner of the trade secret is responsible for keeping his secret from being discovered by others or else he or she will loose protection under the…show more content…
If an invention fails to meet one of these qualifications, it cannot be patented. Once the patent is granted, it is valid for twenty years. Once the twenty years are over, the invention will enter public domain. This means that anyone can produce and sell the invention. On the other hand, there is also copyrights. According to the textbook, “copyright is a legal right that gives the author of qualifying subject matter, and who meets other requirements established by copyright law, the exclusive right to publish, produce, sell, and license and distribute the work.” (Pg. 94) The main idea is to prevent people’s work from infringement. Copyrights can be sold or licensed to others. Unlike a patent which last 20 years, the duration of Copyrights will belong to the owner through their entire lifetime plus 70

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