A Guide Through the Legal Jungle Trivia Question
The “secret ingredient” in Coca-Cola is a popular American mystery and has been carefully and successfully kept under-wraps. Why has Coca-Cola chosen to keep this ingredient as a trade secret instead of applying for a patent?
- Applying for a patent is too expensive.
- A patent would allow exclusive use of the ingredients for only a limited period of time.
- Keeping it a secret increases Coca-Cola’s popularity.
- The ingredient is a controlled substance, and Coca-Cola would rather not release that information.