We have a client inquiring about necessary protection for their product and logo. Consider the following and draft a response to these questions in standard essay format. Your essay should be double-spaced and should address each component of the question. As always, be sure to use 12 point and Times New Roman font. Ciato is a well-known producer of annoyingly loud alarm clocks designed with a unique and highly recognizable artsy sun-like shape. Is the shape copyrightable? Please explain and cite your evidence. In addition, Ciato has a trademark on its name in standard character format and a trademark on its logo which is highly stylized and appears with a sunshine motif. Which of these may be copyrightable and why? Recently, the CEO of Ciato was surfing the internet and found a site selling interesting alarm clocks very inexpensively. Importantly, the website selling the clocks has the domain name Ciato.net. Our client, Ciato currently has the domain name ciato.com and sells their wildly popular clocks on their website. But, Ciato wants to know if they have any claims against this company who is selling alarm clocks and using the Ciato registered trademark as a domain name for their obviously commercial website. What is your assessment of this? (hint: review 15 USCA section 1125 et al). Next, define and distinguish between trademarks, patents, and copyright. Please take into account the grading rubric in order to earn the best grade you can and refer to the written assignments grading rubric which has more details about the different parts of an assignment/essay.
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