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IP Workshops – Essential IP Law For Creatives
June 29, 2016

I have been hosting focused intellectual property workshops for creative agencies for a few months now. Attendees are incredibly engaged, and invariably find aspects of the workshop a real eye opener.

Intellectual property is...

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Intellectual Property In The Digital Economy
July 4, 2016

As an IP lawyer, I am well aware of how little intellectual property is understood in entrepreneurship circles. Even MBA courses barely address the topic. Yet the digital economy has many implications on the relevance of...

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The Pitch Process – How Much Should You Reveal?
September 23, 2016

It can be difficult to know how much to reveal about your business during the pitch process. If you’re pitching in a public forum, should you risk giving your original ideas away? Is the exposure and possible investment...

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How You Can Increase the Value of Your Business Without Increasing Turnover!
November 30, 2016

Whatever stage your business is at – and particularly if you are at a growth stage or thinking about exit – you will be looking to add value to your business and to promote its success. Contrary to popular...

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IP workshop on 19 January 2017: ‘Secure Your Intellectual Property, Secure Your Business’
December 1, 2016

In our global information economy, ideas are key. However, on their own, ideas have little value. The successful businesses that make money are those that can turn their ideas into products and services, having given careful...

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What is Intellectual Property and Why Does it Matter to You?
December 13, 2016

Every business will have intellectual property to protect, although the actions to take will be very different depending on the business and the intellectual property involved.

Say you’ve invented some innovative...

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What JK Rowling Needed To Know About Intellectual Property law
December 19, 2016

JK Rowling is now a successful writer with one of the most valuable brands. It’s taken her just 21 years to get there. Initially, when she sent her first manuscript to publishers, she was turned down by...

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What is a trademark and how to register yours correctly
January 25, 2017

What are trademarks?

Trade marks identify your products and services so that customers may find the products and services they like and avoid those they didn’t enjoy. If consumers have had a...

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How To Fight Your Domain Name Disputes. And Win!!
February 15, 2017

Facebook and Instagram successfully recovered more than 100 domain names recently from a business that was selling Facebook and Instagram ‘likes’ and ‘followers’.

Social Marketing Madness...

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Trademark protection in China
March 20, 2017

While the Chinese system of trademark registration shares many common elements with the European regime there are subtle differences that present a trap for the unwary.

Even Donald Trump had a long standing battle ...

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What Is A Patent And How To Patent Your Idea
March 22, 2017

If you want a legal monopoly over an innovation there is no better way to achieve it than a patent.

Patents help you protect your creativity against copycat “me too” offerings. They last for up to 20 years.

Patent...

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Why Most Businesses Fail at Legally Protecting Themselves!
August 7, 2017

While SMEs are increasingly aware of the importance of intellectual property only a fraction of business owners are getting the right IP protection

That’s because IP is a complex subject, and business owners often...

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