Category:Legal factors

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Law related issues which impact engineering, including copyright protection, product liability and contract law.

George P. Larrick holding a book of law standards from The Food and Drug Administration- Image by Wallace F. Janssen


  • Commercial law - the body of law which governs business and commercial transactions
  • Contract law - the study of agreements between two or more people meant to create a legal obligation
  • Copyright protection - the guarantee of property rights to creative works
  • Employment law - the law governing the relationship of employers to employees
  • Governmental factors - aspects of government operation impinging on engineering
  • Law enforcement - the organized system of enforcement and punishment that promotes adherence to laws
  • Product liability - the liability of a manufacturer or other agent for a defective product
  • Software protection - the legal protection of software products from unauthorized use or duplication
  • Trademarks - the right to protection of one's trade name or slogan from infringement