Two computer science majors, Trend and Xavier, have an idea for a new video game, which they propose to called “Hallowed”. They form a business and begin developing their idea, Several months later, Trend and Xavier run into a problem with their desing and consult with a friend Brad, who is an expert iln creating computer sources codes. After the software is completed but before Hallowed is marketed, a video game called Halo 2 is released for both the Xbox and Playstation 3 system. Halo 2 uses soirce codes similar to those of Hallowed’s overal look and feel, althought not all the features are alike. Usind this information presented in the chapter, answer the following questions.
1. Would the name Hallowed receive protection as a trademark or as trade dress?
2. If Trent and Xavier had obtained a business process patent on Hallowed,would the release of Halo 2 infringe on their patent? Why or why not?
3. Based only on the facts described above could Trent and Xavier sue themakers of Halo 2 for copyright infringement? Why or why not?
4. Suppose that Trent and Xavier discover that Brad took the idea of Hallowedand sold it to the company that produced Halo 2. Which type of intellectualproperty issue does that raise?