LASA 1 : Legal and Ethical Leadership and Management
Assignment 2: LASA 1: Legal and Ethical Leadership and Management
Mathis, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of womenâ€™s clothing and specializes in high-end womenâ€™s winter fashions. Normandale, a retailer, sells high-end products in malls throughout the country. With Mathisâ€™s high costs, Normandale is unable to make a profit from the sale of Mathisâ€™s products.
Countess Lori-Ann (CLA) is a Mathis competitor. Normandale sends photographs and samples of the Mathis line to CLA and instructs them to make an identical line at a lower price. Mathis labels are easily discernable in the photographs and the samples have the Mathis label attached. CLA copies the Mathis line for Normandale.
CLA sells the clothing to Normandale at a low price allowing Normandale to sell the products for a total gross profit of nearly $3 million, an increase of nearly 50% over its sale of Mathis products. Mathis discovers that Normandale is selling counterfeit products, and sends several cease-and-desist letters to themâ€”to no avail. Mathis then sues Normandale alleging Normandale has engaged in illegal conduct. Normandale counters that it did nothing wrong.
Research business law in regard to protection of intellectual property using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Based on the facts of the case and research, write an analytical paper. In the paper, respond to the following questions:
- Was it ethical for Normandale to sell the alleged knock-off products at a lower price? Explain.
- What federal or state laws protect owners of intellectual property? How do they apply here? Explain.
- What damages, if any, has Mathis suffered because of Normandaleâ€™s conduct? Explain.
- What are the differing views on the social responsibility of corporations like Normandale?
- What ethical code could Normandale implement to prevent similar incidents in the future?
- Do the owners of Normandale have personal liability to Mathis for damages? Explain.
- Do the owners of Normandale have personal criminal liability for their conduct and that of the business? Explain.
Write a five-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M3_A2.doc.
Study Acers provides students with tutoring and help them save time, and excel in their courses. Students LOVE us!No matter what kind of essay paper you need, it is simple and secure to hire an essay writer for a price you can afford at StudyAcers. Save more time for yourself. Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more