The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This specialization is a 3-course bundle that will teach learners the fundamentals of European Business Law.
In the first course, Understanding the Fundamentals, the learner will examine core structures of the European Union and the main sources of law. This will include being able to understand relevant laws and regulations regarding the internal European Union market, understand how to apply the fundamental principles within the European Union legal framework and utilize the rules of freedom of movement and their impacts in the European Union.
In the second course, Doing Business in Europe, the learner will focus on the main laws that regulate various aspects of establishing and running a business within the European Union. This will include how to set up agreements within the European Union, understanding of how to establish a company and successfully analyze European Union case law.
In the final course, Competing in Europe, the learner will go into more depth about how to compete on the internal market and protect your product and brand. This will include how to protect and defend a company’s inventions and products by obtaining and licensing patents and trademarks, create a competitive edge for a company and applying the basic principles of European Union competition law.
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Learners will learn the fundamentals of European Business Law in order to establish a business and compete on the European Union internal market. There are three assignments included in this specialization, one in each course. In the first course, the assignment is to write an essay considering in what way EU legislation and ECJ case law uphold the free movement of goods in the internal market, as well as possible restrictions. In the second course, the assignment is a case report based on the Courage v. Crehan case. In the third and last course, the assignment is to create an objective legal memorandum based on a fictive