University of Maryland, College Park
Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Specialization
University of Maryland, College Park

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Specialization

Navigate the legal challenges facing entrepreneurs. Build the skills to understand and act on the legal issues encountered when creating and launching a new business.

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Dr. James V. Green
Wilson L. White

Instructors: Dr. James V. Green

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What you'll learn

  • Develop an understanding of the legal aspects that present opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs in their company creation and launch.

  • Learn how to create, protect, and manage patents, copyrights, trade marks, and trade secrets for your company and its products and services.

  • Recognize which legal contracts and agreements are appropriate for entrepreneurial activities, and how to develop and negotiate contracts.

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Specialization - 3 course series

Legal Foundations for Entrepreneurs

Course 19 hours4.9 (61 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how the law influences the success of entrepreneurs.

  • Know your options for establishing and managing a new company.

  • Build awareness of employment laws and policies impacting entrepreneurs.

  • Avoid the legal pitfalls that can encumber new and established entrepreneurial ventures.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Business Formation
Category: Entrepreneurship
Category: Business Law

Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

Course 29 hours4.9 (38 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand intellectual property and how it impacts the success of entrepreneurs and companies.

  • Learn what is patentable and how to secure a patent.

  • Know how copyrights and trademarks are created and managed.

  • Appreciate the role that trade secrets play in companies.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Trademarks
Category: Entrepreneurship
Category: Intellectual Property
Category: Business Law
Category: Patents

Legal Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs

Course 39 hours4.9 (79 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how legal contracts and agreements impact the success of entrepreneurs.

  • Appreciate the role of torts, liability, and negligence in creating and managing products and services.

  • Examine how to create, evaluate, and negotiate contracts and sales agreements.

  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of venture financing.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Product Liability
Category: Sales Agreements
Category: Entrepreneurship
Category: Contracts

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Dr. James V. Green
University of Maryland, College Park
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