print
Course Name
Fair & Unfair Competition Rules

Contact Hours: 3

Course Description
Unfair Competition


The rules regarding what is fair and unfair competition affect virtually all of a company's business decisions,hiring, marketing, sales, and customer-relations, and research and development, among others. Employees need to understand these rules. Violations can be very damaging to a company generally and, in some cases, to individual employees.


Outcome
By completing this course you will be able to learn:

  • Relationships with competitors
  • Relationships with customers
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Monopolistic behavior
  • Price discrimination
  • Exemptions from the antitrust laws
  • Special industries
  • Antitrust in other contexts

Assessment
After reading the material, you'll have a chance to play an online game that presents hypothetical scenarios for you to analyze. As you answer the multiple-choice questions correctly, you'll move through the game and earn a Certificate of Completion.


Outline
The law of unfair competition is the product of many years of state and federal court decisions and, more recently, a number of state and federal statutes. This body of law can be distilled into the following categories of unfair competition:
  • Relationships with competitors
  • Relationships with customers
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Monopolistic behavior
  • Price discrimination
  • Exemptions from the antitrust laws
  • Special industries
  • Antitrust in other contexts