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University of Maryland, College Park

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera Specialization

Overview

By its nature, the law touches on many aspects of entrepreneurship, making it an applicable and versatile topic of study. For aspiring entrepreneurs, it's important to understand how to form the business, work with the initial customers, and hire. For active entrepreneurs, there are critical considerations on employment law, operating policies, and managing contracts. For everyone, the role that the law plays in managing the company, and its associated risks, must be properly understood to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities. With the aspiring and active entrepreneur in mind, this Specialization focuses on the foundational elements of law with initial attention to business formation and organization. Our second course focuses on intellectual property, and how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets can influence or impede your success. The final course focuses on contracts and financing arrangements important to business creation and growth. In every course, learners examine real-world scenarios and address legal and business issues in a practical manner. Learners will develop an understanding of what legal activities they may pursue on their own as well as when and how to select and work with an attorney.

Syllabus

Course 1: Legal Foundations for Entrepreneurs
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. By its nature, the law touches on many aspects of entrepreneurship, making it an applicable ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. For aspiring and active entrepreneurs, this course focuses on the opportunities and ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Legal Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs
- Offered by University of Maryland, College Park. This course focuses on how legal contracts may impact or impede the success of aspiring and ... Enroll for free.

Courses

Taught by

Dr. James V. Green and Wilson L. White

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