Ch 22: MTEL Business: Property Law

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to get reacquainted with property law as you study for the MTEL Business assessment. You can refresh your knowledge of trademark infringement, patent protection and more.

MTEL Business: Property Law - Chapter Summary

Preparing for the MTEL Business assessment might require you to revisit concepts you haven't explored in awhile. Take this opportunity to brush up on your property law expertise so you're ready for the following on the exam:

  • Defining and identifying the differences between real and personal property
  • Explaining the meaning and rights associated with intellectual property law
  • Discussing the laws and penalties of trademark infringement
  • Examining cases associated with patent infringements
  • Analyzing copyright infringement
  • Describing trade secrets and patent protection

You can tailor the lessons to your unique studying habits. Scroll through the list on the right-hand side bar, then select the lessons you want to review in any order. Revisit them until you're confident that you've absorbed the information in this chapter.

MTEL Business: Property Law Objectives

Educators in Massachusetts interested in teaching business to students in the state must take the MTEL Business assessment to secure the appropriate licensure. The subject-matter test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments that explore subject areas ranging from accounting and marketing to economics and career development. It is taken on a computer and lasts four hours, with an additional 15 minutes dedicated to a tutorial and nondisclosure agreement. To pass, you must earn a score of 240 or higher.

Topics in this chapter are found in the business management subarea of the test, which constitutes about 21% of the total assessment. In addition to reviewing the lessons in this chapter, you can take short quizzes to strengthen your knowledge of property law and increase your chances of success in this subarea. If you need to revisit a key topic within any lesson, simply use the timeline located below the video to identify and skip to that topic.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: MTEL Business: Property Law
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Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

1. Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

Much of business law deals with property. There are actually two different types of property: personal property and real property. This lesson explains the differences between these two types of property.

What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights

2. 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.

Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties

3. 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.

Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases

4. 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.

What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

5. 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.

Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property

6. 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.

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