Business Law Archive

How the Wto Deals with Dispute Settlement

The World Trade Organization, WTO for short, has played an integral role in the relationship between trading nations since it was established in 1995. The WTO was set up to serve several purposes. The main …

Intellectual Property Rights

The protection of Intellectual Property Rights has come to the forefront for many individuals that rely on their creative problem solving skills in technology or industrial enterprises. New inventions on the cutting edge of technology …

How Corporations Limit their Liability

The nature of the corporation is protection from liability. This is why the United States government originally chartered the railroad companies who were seeking protection from their actions. They were chartered as “corporate” bodies and …

Is Copyright Law a Form of Censorship

Copyright law is in no way a form of censorship. Copyright law is something completely different, and the effect of the law is the exact opposite of censorship. Copyright law protects the rights to a …

A look at the Uniform Commercial Code

In the US, each state has the power to enact its own legislation and the authority given to the federal government for enacting statewide legislation are limited to the ones empowered through its constitution. Thus, there was a need …

What is a Trademark or Service Mark

Trademarks and service marks are “signs” used in commerce to distinguish one manufacturer or service provider from another; they are in essence brands. These signs could be a word, logo, image a stylistic word or …

Getting a Patent for your Invention

Well then, you have a U.S. patent on your nifty new product and you have found out that a competitor is making this product without paying you. You are angry and call your lawyer who, …

Difference between Trademark and Copyright

Along with patents, trademarks and copyrights are two of the three standard forms of intellectual property protection covered by American and by international law (and by similar laws in most other countries, as well). Essentially, …

Common Legal Issues in Advertising

Advertisers must clear all the common legal issues in advertising before launching an ad. Otherwise, regulation over false advertising claims and litigation over misuse of intellectual property can quickly consume the profits generated by the …

The Concept of Agency in Business Law

The clerk sells a bag full of groceries to the hassled mother. A car dealer lowers the price of the car he is selling a retiree. A moving truck carrying a households goods makes its way down …

Trademarks Patents and Intellectual Property

In the old days when communication, travel and acquiring knowledge were not within the easy access of ordinary citizens, it was pointless to talk about the protection of one’s rights when one invented or discovered …

Intellectual Property and Fair use Provisions

Intellectual property encompasses a rather broad categories of medias, including written media, recorded media, and inventions created by any individual or company, and refers to legal entitlements associated with each of these areas. In short, …

Common Legal Issues in Advertising

Back in the heyday of advertising, advertisers were able to get away with pretty much anything. There was little or no legal regulation on how a company promoted its products. There was no shortage of …

How to Make Money from Copyright

Copyright law presents a simple premise: that creators, artists, and authors should be rewarded economically for contributing to the marketplace of ideas. The system in place protecting copyright gives authors the exclusive ability to transfer …

Intellectual Property

Differentiating patent, trademark and copyright law is straightforward once you know the categories of creations each segment of law protects. Patent law protects inventions, trademark law protects commercial identities, and copyright law protects literary and …

When to consider getting a Patent

Patents are a tool used against the common man of intelligence! All intelligent men know that patents do not protect them. When you have invented something very useful or scientific, it is your duty to …

A Guide to United States Copyright Law

Copyright is the principle of law granting exclusive rights of use to any publishable work, or product, to its creator, who is known as the copyright holder. In the United States, the rights reserved to …

Why Competition Laws Exist

The purpose of anti-trust laws is to keep a healthy level of competition in the marketplace by discouraging monopolies and penalizing unfair business practises. In the United States, this aspect of commerce is governed by …