Managerial Economics

posted by .

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle company, which had a copyright on the word "hog," applied for exclusive right to its engine sound. Why would a company want copyrights on two such mundane things?

  • Managerial Economics -

    Have you ever listed to the distinctive and very loud "in your face" sound of a Harley motorcycle? It is one of the main reasons a particular segment of the population buys them. A case could also be made that the loud and distinctive engine sound contributes to safety, because cars tend to get out of their way. The company wants to retain that exclusivity, and has managed to do so. The same goes for the word "hog" which Harley owners are proud to apply to their vehicles.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. managerial economics

    The Harley-Davidson motorcycle company, which had a copyright on the word "hog," applied for exclusive rights to its engine sound. Why would a company want copyrights on two such mundane things?
  2. Managerial Economics

    Please explain the reasons why Harley Davidson cycle company would want copyrights on the word hog and for exclusive rights to its engine sound
  3. operations managment

    Harley-Davidson has its engine assembly plant in Milwaukee and its motorcycle assembly plant in Pennsylvania. Engines are transported between the two plants using trucks, with each trip costing $1,000. The motorcycle plant assembles …
  4. Phenix

    The Harley Davidson motorcycle company, which had a copyright on the word “hog” appiked for exclusive rights to its engine sound. Why would a company want copy rights on two such mundane things?
  5. adult education

    Briefly describe the cookie production process. 2. What are two ways that the company has increased productivity?
  6. Stats

    Harley-Davidson motorcycles make up 14% of all the motorcycles registered in the United States. You plan to interview an SRS of 600 motorcycle owners. a.) What is the sampling distribution of the proportion of your sample who own Harley's?
  7. business

    Pikes Peak Harley Davidson. offered to finance a new motorcycle for qualifying customers at 15% downer 7.5% interest for 48 months during July 2009 Rich Martinez was interested in calculate what his monthly payment would be if he bought …
  8. Managerial Economics

    Should owners of a private company contemplating an IPO (a sale of stock to the public) release information about the company, or keep as much of it as they can to themselves?
  9. vrije universiteit

    Harley Davidson has its engine assembly plant in Milwaukee and its motorcycle assembly plant in Pennsylvania. Engines are transported between the two plants using trucks. Each truck trip costs $1,800. The motorcycle plant assembles …
  10. Business Law

    How is a copyright different from a patent?

More Similar Questions