Need Assistance in Business law Assignmentbsuiness_law_assignment_04.docxASSIGNMENT 04
C12 Business Law
Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College
for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English,
spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) doublespaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific
format requirements.
Part A
Using the Internet as a resource, research the Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to keep its soft drink
formula a trade secret over the course of the company’s (and the soft drink’s) one hundred-year-plus
history.
1. Provide a brief summary of The Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to protect its soft drink formula
as a trade secret.
2. Describe one (1) challenge the company has faced in preserving its trade secret.
3. Describe two (2) reasons why The Coca-Cola Company would choose to protect its soft drink
formula as a trade secret, as opposed to using another form of intellectual property protection
(for example, a patent).
Part B
1. Through Internet research, find and describe three (3) examples of physical or mental
problems covered by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and three (3) examples of
physical or mental problems not covered by the ADA.
2. Present an argument supporting the position that the ADA has been appropriately interpreted
and applied by the courts (in terms of the types of disabilities covered), or that it has not (for
example, that it has been overly interpreted and applied to too many types of physical and
mental maladies). Provide two (2) supporting facts to justify your position.
Grading Rubric
Please refer to the rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
CATEGORY
Part A: Trade secret
summary (15
points)
Exemplary
15 points
Student provides a clear,
logical description of The
Coca-Cola Company’s efforts
to protect its soft drink
formula as a trade secret.
Satisfactory
12 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical description of
The Coca-Cola Company’s
efforts to protect its soft
drink formula as a trade
secret.
Unsatisfactory
8 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear description of The
Coca-Cola Company’s
efforts to protect its soft
drink formula as a trade
secret.
Unacceptable
5 points
Student provides a poor
description of The CocaCola Company’s efforts to
protect its soft drink
formula as a trade secret.
Part A: Challenges
(15 points)
15 points
Student provides a clear,
logical description of at least
1 challenge the company has
faced in preserving its trade
secret.
12 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical description of 1
challenge the company has
faced in preserving its trade
secret.
8 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear description of 1
challenge the company has
faced in preserving its trade
secret.
5 points
Student provides a poor
description of 1 challenge
the company has faced in
preserving its trade secret.
Part A: Reasons (15 15 points
points)
Student provides a clear,
logical description of at least
2 reasons why The Coca-Cola
Company would choose to
protect its soft drink formula
as a trade secret, as opposed
to using another form of
intellectual property
protection.
12 points
8 points
Student provides a mostly
Student provides a weak or
clear, logical description of 1- unclear description of 1-2
2 reasons why The Coca-Cola reasons why The Coca-Cola
Company would choose to Company would choose to
protect its soft drink formula protect its soft drink
as a trade secret, as opposed formula as a trade secret, as
to using another form of
opposed to using another
intellectual property
form of intellectual
protection.
property protection.
5 points
Student provides a poor
description of 1 reason
why The Coca-Cola
Company would choose to
protect its soft drink
formula as a trade secret,
as opposed to using
another form of
intellectual property
protection.
Part B: ADA
examples covered
(10 points)
8 points
5 points
Student provides a mostly
Student provides a weak or
clear, logical description of 2- unclear description of 1-2
3 examples of physical or
examples of physical or
mental problems covered by mental problems covered
the ADA.
by the ADA.
2 points
Student provides a poor
description of 1 example
of physical or mental
problems covered by the
ADA.
8 points
2 points
10 points
Student provides a clear,
logical description of at least
3 examples of physical or
mental problems covered by
the ADA.
Part B: ADA
10 points
examples not
Student provides a clear,
covered (10 points)
logical description of at least
3 examples of physical or
mental problems not
covered by the ADA.
5 points
Student provides a mostly
Student provides a weak or
clear, logical description of 2- unclear description of 1-2
3 examples of physical or
examples of physical or
mental problems not
mental problems not
covered by the ADA.
covered by the ADA.
Student provides a poor
description of 1 example
of physical or mental
problems not covered by
the ADA.
Part B: ADA and the 15 points
courts (15 points)
Student provides a clear,
logical description of
argument supporting the
position that the ADA has
been appropriately
interpreted and applied by
the courts, or that it has not,
along with at least 2 clear,
logical supporting facts.
12 points
8 points
5 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical description of
argument supporting the
position that the ADA has
been appropriately
interpreted and applied by
the courts, or that it has not,
along with 1-2 mostly clear,
logical supporting facts.
Student provides a weak or
unclear description of
argument supporting the
position that the ADA has
been appropriately
interpreted and applied by
the courts, or that it has not,
along with 1-2 weak or
unclear supporting facts.
Student provides a poor
description of argument
supporting the position
that the ADA has been
appropriately interpreted
and applied by the courts,
or that it has not, along
with 0-1 poor supporting
facts.
Mechanics (10
Points)
8 points
Student makes 1-2 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
8 points
The paper is written in
proper format with only 1-2
errors. All sources used for
quotes and facts are credible
and most are cited correctly.
5 points
Student makes 3-4 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
5 points
The paper is written in
proper format with only 3-5
errors. Most sources used
for quotes and facts are
credible and cited correctly.
2 points
Student makes more than
4 errors in grammar or
spelling that distract the
reader from the content.
2 points
The paper is not written in
proper format. Many
sources used for quotes
and facts are less than
credible (suspect) and/or
are not cited correctly.
10 points
Student makes no errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
Format (10 Points) 10 points
The paper is written in
proper format. All sources
used for quotes and facts are
credible and cited correctly.

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