The legal side of intellectual property rights can be quite difficult to grasp, but if you know enough about them they will allow your business to protect its ideas, inventions and creations from being stolen or copied.
An innovative business owner more often than not will have to file a patent. Do your research before you apply for patent protection, and find some answers to the most important questions below.
It's very important that a business can protect its ideas, inventions and creations and prevent them from being stolen or copied.
If you’re considering selling or buying part of a company, make sure you know what rights your staff have under TUPE, warns Julie Sillito.
Q: I have a small business in need of raising capital, but have limited access to bank funding. Are there any tax incentives available to encourage potential investors?
Question: Our start-up company is seeking funding and we’d like to start approaching potential investors. Are there any legal restrictions on what we can say and to whom we can say it?
Q; I have been approached by a potentially major (but difficult!) new customer how do I ensure that we are all clear about our contractual obligations to avoid any future disputes?
Q: I have heard asking employees to bring their own devices can help save costs. I am aware there are risks to this- but can these be controlled