Glencoe Accounting

Chapter 28: Financial Statements and Liquidation of a Partnership

Extend: Matter of Ethics

Using Another Person's Idea

  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office works to promote progress by securing for a limited time period an inventor's exclusive right to his or her discoveries.
  • Use the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Web site at to research and answer the following questions:
    • What can be patented?
    • Who may apply for a patent?
    • What is a trademark or service mark?
    • What is a copyright, and what does it protect?
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