JUR 3631 Marketing Law and Ethics
The course provides an introduction to the legal framework for all kind of companies, with a special focus on companies related to consumer rights. Thin trading companies and business to consumer industry knowledge of the legal framework are of great importance. New communication channels and new market places, e.g. digital channels, increase the need for knowledge of legal consequences connected to strategic decisions. The course focuses on contract law, sales of goods, marketing control act and intellectual property rights (design, trademark, copyright and patent). International conventions and EU-regulations will influence Norwegian legislation. The students will also gain an understanding of ethical principles and sustainable considerations of importance in business society.
The students shall acquire a basic understanding of the main laws and rules that apply for marketing and sale of goods and services. They shall be familiar with contract law, law of sales and marketing control rules. They shall gain knowledge on how to protect intellectual property and gain an overview of design, copyright, trademark and patents. The students shall be familiar with rules that protect the consumers and rules that regulate the relationship between companies.
The students shall be able to account for the main rules of marketing law and place them in relation to the civil-law regulation of buying and selling. They shall be able to identify legal problems and be capable of analysing problem complexes based on legal sources. They shall be able to discuss and solve legal questions related to marketing.
The students shall understand the ethical principles established in legal standards in the legislation and be able to see how legislation influence society and climate. They shall be able to assess terms like "good business practice" and understand how these issues can be handled in practice.
- Review of sources of law and legal method
- Ethics and law
- The main aspects of contract law
- The main aspects of the law of sales
- The rules on the consumers right of cancellation
- The Marketing Control Act rules on consumer protection
- Competition protection and intellectual property law
The course consists of 30 hours of lectures and 15 hours with cases and assignments. There will be a lot of casework in the digital material, and it is assumed that the students get involved in this. Students are expected to bring the code of laws and other supporting materials to class, so that they become familiar with using them in the study of various topics. The students will have the opportunity to submit two voluntary assignments. Parts of the syllabus must be acquired through self-tuition. The lectures will mainly cover the most important problem areas only. The lecture plan will show what topics will be covered in the common course and specialization sections.
Where the course is delivered as an online course, the lecturer will, in collaboration with the study administration, arrange an appropriate combination of digital learning resources and activities. These activities will correspond to the stated number of teaching hours delivered on campus. Online students are also offered a study guide that will provide an overview of the course and contribute to course progression. The total time students are expected to spend completing the course also applies to online studies.
Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.
No particular prerequisites.
Form of assessment:
Examination every semester
|Form of assessment:
|Examination every semester
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Student's own work with learning resources
Group work / Assignments
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.