Course: BLAW 430. Marketing Law (3)
Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course explores the legal aspects of marketing strategy. The course considers the legal aspects of product ownership, distribution and competition, including liability aspects of particular business practices. Students study federal and state law related to consumer protection, products liability, warranties, trade secrets and unfair competition, selected topics in antitrust law (including pricing strategy, price fixing, predatory pricing, discriminatory pricing) and marketing channel strategy (including resale price maintenance, territorial and customer restrictions, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal), franchise law and limits on market dominance. Throughout the course, the contrast between U.S. and international entities is explored, with particular examination of foreign licensing, distribution, liability and enforcement issues.