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Business Law and the Fashion Industry
Uncover the fashion law that every fashion business needs to know
Regardless of size and structure, every company in the fashion supply chain needs professionals to know the laws and regulations that affect their businesses.
On this two-week course from Bloomsbury Academic, you’ll learn about business law within the fashion industry, from licensing intellectual property (IP) to the numerous legal requirements of fashion companies.
Discover the business entities within the fashion industry
Taking into account the differences in legal systems across the world is vital when researching the legal and tax implications of business entities.
You’ll start by exploring the different types of business within the fashion industry, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and how a fashion business is started from a legal standpoint.
Understand the legal aspects and business law of fashion brands
Many fashion companies are involved in creating, inventing, or designing new processes and products. Laws were established to protect IP such as inventions and creations.
This course will guide you through the many complexities of business law when it comes to fashion. You’ll delve into fashion patents, trademarking, and licensing contracts, as well as the laws related to business practices, such as fair competition, environmental protection, and employment practices.
Explore international expansion and trade in the fashion world
The fashion industry is global in nature with many companies operating around the world. Within this global context are laws and regulations concerning international expansion and trade.
To finish this course, you’ll look at how fashion companies go about expanding internationally and the legal aspects of international trade, including the World Trade Organization and US and EU trade agreements.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of business entities including sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and limited liability company as they relate to the fashion industry
- Explain entrepreneurship in the fashion industry and the terminology related to expansion and diversification of business entities in the fashion industry
- Explain the applications of laws designed to protect fashion innovations and designs
- Describe the legal aspects of licensing intellectual property in the fashion industry
- Explain the legal requirements of fashion companies concerning fair competition, environmental practices, consumer protection, employment practices, and supply chain transparency
- Identify laws and regulations related to international expansion and trade
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in starting, running, or growing a business. It will be especially useful for those looking to better understand the legal side of the fashion industry.
Who developed the course?
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes.and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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