Legal Advice for Entrepreneurs & Startups

An introduction to concepts that every entrepreneur / startup should understand. (Entrepreneurship / lean startup)
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

Legal Advice for Entrepreneurs & Startups: Concepts Every Entrepreneur Should Understand.

Lawyers are expensive and can eat up vital start-up funds. So before talking to a lawyer - who will be charging you by the minute - why not take some time to identify and understand what legal issues will be relevant to your business. Getting to grips with this from an early stage will help you flag potential areas of concern before they become serious problems for your business and could save you a lot of money in the long run.

This class will introduce you to a number of important legal concepts relevant to entrepreneurs and start-ups. Whether you're looking to launch a tech start-up or a small online business, enroll in this class if you would like to learn some important tips to keep in mind when starting your business.

The course will take a practical look at the following topics:

1. Legal Issues Affecting Commercial Websites - domain names, ownership of websites & website content, drafting website terms & conditions, liability for website content.

2. Intellectual Property - trademarks, passing-off, design rights, copyright and patents.

3. Apps - the law relating to apps.

4. Practical Advice for Start-Ups - company formation, tips to lower legal fees and other practical considerations for start-ups.

You'll leave this class with a better understanding of how to:

(i) set up your business website; (ii) examine what type of company structure might be appropriate for your business; (iii) identify potential intellectual property issues for your business; (iv) design an app; and (v) save money on future legal bills.

What are the requirements?

  • None. Slides and notes provided.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will leave this class with a better understanding of how to: (i) set up your business website; (ii) examine what type of company structure might be appropriate for your business; (iii) identify potential intellectual property issues for your business; (iv) design an app; and (v) save money on future legal bills

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs / Start-Ups / SMEs

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Legal Issues Affecting Commercial Websites
07:48

In this video we will be covering the following topics:

(i) choosing a business names / registering a business name;

(ii) domain names;

(iii) ownership of websites and website content; and

(iv) liability for website content.

06:39

In this video we will take a look at drafting a website's terms and conditions.

Section 2: Intellectual Property
16:15

In this video we will look at the following:

(i) Intellectual Property;

(ii) Trademarks;

(iii) Passing off; and

(iv) Registered Design

05:02

In this video we will be discussing copyright and how it impacts on technology

09:59

In this video we will take a look at patents and in particular:

(i) patent assignment and licensing;

(ii) what can be patented?; and

(iii)software patents.

Section 3: Apps - The Law Relating to Apps
06:09

In this unit we will discuss apps and the law relating to apps.

Section 4: Practical Advice for Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
16:49

In this video we will cover the following topics:

(i) company formation (sole traders, partnerships, limited companies);

(ii) factors to consider when deciding on a business structure; and

(iii) different company types in different jurisdictions.

06:40

In this video we will discuss some tips to reduce legal fees along with some other practical tips for start-ups.

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Instructor Biography

I am a qualified lawyer, currently working in a large corporate law firm.

After graduating with a Degree in Business & Law, I went on to complete a Masters in Finance and more recently a Diploma in Technology Law.

I have a particular interest in: advising entrepreneurs & start-ups; e-commerce; IT; and intellectual property.

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