Experienced marketing managers know that the law affects marketing activities in a variety of ways. Lynda Oswald's THE LAW OF MARKETING traces a product's life cycle - from development to distribution to promotion to sale - and addresses the particular marketing principles and legal issues associated with each stage. Current business examples stress the relevance of these concepts to the everyday business world while legal cases are included to spark discussion and encourage critical thinking. THE LAW OF MARKETING is designed help you become a successful manger who knows how to avoid legal problems and make informed decisions.
This textbook for business students describes legal principles which are of particular relevance to marketing activities<-->from initial product development through distribution and sales. No previous legal background is required of the student. Each chapter features a discussion of a set of legal issues illustrated by recent cases. A sampling of topics includes laws relating to patents and copyrights, trade secrets, the franchisor-franchisee relationship, trademarks, advertising, consumer protection, and product liability. The volume also contains the text of the US Constitution and selected statutes and UCC provisions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Lynda J. Oswald is a Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan Business School. She is also a Research Fellow of the William Davidson Institute She received her A.B., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. While at the Michigan Law School, she served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Cornelia G. Kennedy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before joining the faculty of the Michigan Business School in 1988. Professor Oswald has taught at the University of Florida Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. She was a visiting scholar at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and at L'viv State University in L'viv, Ukraine. Professor Oswald has served as a staff editor and a special editor of the American Business Law Journal and as a special editor of the Journal of Legal Studies Education. She is currently the Contributing Editor of Environmental Law for the Real Estate Law Journal. Professor Oswald has received numerous awards for her research, including the Holmes-Cardozo Award for Research Excellence from the American Business Law Journal. Her work has been cited by several courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1998 decision in United States v. Bestfoods. Her research focuses on intellectual and real property law issues.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION. 1. Overview of the Legal Environment of Marketing. PART TWO: LEGAL ISSUES RELATING TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. 2. Protection of Intellectual Property Assets Through Patent and Copyright Law. 3. Protection of Intellectual Property Assets Through Trade Secret Law, Contractual Agreements, and Business Strategies. PART THREE: LEGAL ISSUES RELATING TO PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION. 4. Antitrust Law. 5. The Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship. PART FOUR: LEGAL ISSUES RELATING TO PRODUCT PROMOTION. 6. Trademark Law. 7. Commercial Speech and Regulation of Advertising. 8. Consumer Protection Law. PART FIVE: LEGAL ISSUES RELATING TO PRODUCT SALE. 9. Contracts and the Sales of Goods Law. 10. Warranties and Products Liability.