The Legal Guide to Ecommerce


Whether you're starting a brand new business or you're an established company, taking your business online is a fantastic and exciting growth opportunity.

However, with all of the advantages an online business brings, there are also some complex legal issues that go along with them. Different countries have different laws and knowing which ones apply to you is critical. In addition to the large variety of laws to take into account, you must remember that the law is fluid and subject to change. In order to reap the rewards that a successful online store can bring, it's important to stay informed and protect yourself and your business.

The Legal Guide to Ecommerce is a resource that outlines some common legal issues and considerations related to online businesses. Please note that these guides are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice. Please consult independent legal advice for information specific to your country and circumstance.

We've created guides for the following countries:

Here’s some of the important topics you'll learn about:

  • Trademark Registration
  • Privacy — Anti Spam
  • Privacy — Data Protection
  • Business Organization

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About the Author: Mark Macdonald is the Content Manager at Shopify. Get more from Mark on Twitter and Google+.