Incorporating your business transforms it into a legal entity separate from you, capable of starting a lawsuit, buying property or even committing crime. Of course, the decision to incorporate depends on your business and your needs and it isn’t right for every business.
No matter what you produce – whether its haircuts, hamburgers, web pages or (the proverbial) widgets, if you haven’t got the competitors clawing at your coat tails … its probably because they’re out in front.
I recently spoke to a small group of local new businesses and their reaction to some of my tips confirmed my long held suspicions that IP is often overlooked as a key component of a new business.
It seems performance regimes are being misused in order to bypass age discrimination laws and to put the ‘oldies’ out to pasture. Under the Human Rights Act 1993, it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of age.
Most recently a burgeoning NZ based wine company – which of course had registered its company name, domain name and trade mark in New Zealand – received an official looking email from an Asian based “domain name registering company”.
After ten years the plan was to retire: either Trevor could sell his business and generate a retirement fund, or pass the business…
In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi looks back at her lengthy and successful career as contracts negotiator and describes what makes a successful negotiation and summarises the ten top tips for a successful negotiation.
Marketing is one single word which has many different meanings. It means creating a valuable brand, creating goodwill and of course advertising. The way in which a business can conduct marketing it varies.
Although the UK’s intellectual property framework is designed to promote innovation and growth in the UK, the latest quick technological developments have rendered intellectual property regime somehow inadequate to provide full protection.
In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, analyses some key issues regarding liability, entire agreement and right of first refusal.