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Business Law for Entrepreneurs - Chapter Summary
Understand all there is to know about business law for entrepreneurs using fun lessons and other helpful resources. Whether you're just discovering or are getting reacquainted with the subject, this chapter can help! Gain full comprehension of topics that include intellectual property law, copyright infringement and human resource management. Assess your comprehension of the topics with help from short quizzes and a chapter exam. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Discuss entrepreneurial law for startups and the business effects of regulatory restrictions and compliance
- Share legal and ethical considerations that impact business decisions
- Define contract law, and identify specific types of contracts
- Provide the definition and rights associated with intellectual property law
- Explain the meaning of copyright, trademark and patent infringement
- Differentiate between trade secrets and patent protection as they relate to intellectual property
- Describe product liability as a form of consumer protection
- List the principles and issues associated with environmental law
- Discuss the basics of employment law
- Detail equal employment opportunity laws and regulations associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
1. The Business Effects of Regulatory Restrictions & Compliance
Did you know that regulatory restrictions and compliance have direct effects on business? The effects can be positive or negative, and as is the case with anything related to government, it's often politicized.
2. Contract Law Terms: Definitions & Contract Types
A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to perform a service, provide a product or commit to an act and is enforceable by law. There are several types of contracts, and each have specific terms and conditions.
3. What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights
Intellectual property is a broad term that applies to many different types of original creations. Businesses use intellectual property law to protect innovative and marketable works created in someone's mind. This lesson explains this special type of property law.
4. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law
Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.
5. Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties
Trademark infringement occurs when someone uses another's trademark without permission from that trademark's owner. There are various state and federal laws that protect trademarks. This lesson explains trademark infringement and the laws that cover trademark infringement.
6. Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases
Patent infringement is a complicated civil cause of action. There are many, various components to patent infringement. Generally, it's the use of a patented object without the patent owner's permission. This lesson explains patent infringement.
7. Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property
A business must decide how to best protect its intellectual property. Sometimes that decision comes down to deciding between using trade secret or patent protection. This lesson explains the key differences between these two intellectual property protections.
8. What Is Consumer Protection? - Product Liability, Laws & Rights
Consumer protection refers to the laws and other forms of government regulation designed to protect consumers. One form of consumer protection is product liability. This lesson explains consumer protection and product liability.
9. What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy
Environmental law involves a series of laws, policies and procedures enforced by various agencies with the goal of protecting the environment. Environmental law often overlaps other laws to act as an extra layer of legal protection.
10. What is Employment Law? - An Introduction to Employment Law
Employment law is a broad area of the law. In general, this area governs the employer-employee relationship, but includes many subjects. This lesson will define and explain employment law.
11. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations
One of the most important employment laws on the books for human resource managers is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this lesson, you'll learn some of its key provisions and concepts. A short quiz follows.
12. Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations
Female employees play a pivotal role in the success of an organization, but have historically been at a career disadvantage if they decide to bear children. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, including its protections and key provisions.
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