Startup common Legal Mistakes

The 12 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

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In startups, co-founders often overlook the need for legal security in their company. Startups are especially vulnerable to legal matters relating to many different areas such as protecting their intellectual property, getting the right terms and conditions, and various forms of employment contracts. Often co-founders only feel the need to get their legal agreements later, once legal issues have already arisen. …

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The Intellectual Property Act 2014: So What Has Changed?

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 : What Has Changed? One of primary requests for legal assistance received by Linkilaw is around the issues of patents, trademarks and IP infringement so with the Intellectual Property Act 2014 coming into force on 1st October 2014 and creating changes to issues of designs and patents, we’ve listed below some of the key changes; 1. …

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What IP Right Protection Do I Need To Stop Robin Thicke Stealing My Work?

Linkilaw Intellectual Property, Legal Advice

IP Right Protection IP right protection represent one of your businesses most valuable assets and you should ensure that they are adequately protected. In March 2015, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay damages of $7.3m for copying the 1977 Marvin Gaye hit Got to Give It Up with Blurred Lines, the biggest-selling single of 2013. The fact …

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Essential IP Advice For Small Businesses

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

Essential IP Advice For Small Businesses Back in 2014, a commentator for Forbes highlighted that more than 80% of a business’ value is derived from intangibles. That means that the vast majority of a company’s value is derived from its intellectual property (IP). IP is any form of creation/innovation, artistic or technical, that an individual and/or business produces. It covers …

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4 Steps You Must Take To Avoid Having Your Trademark Stolen By A Big Corporation

Linkilaw Intellectual Property, Startup Advice & Tips

We’ve been saying for a long time that startups and small businesses need to take intellectual property seriously. Recently we were reminded of a story from 2013, about a young man named Turner Barr who had his trademark stolen by a big corporation. The thing that struck us about this story is how easily all of this could have been …

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What Effect Will The Unified Court Have On IP?

Linkilaw Business News, Company Law

You may have heard recently that the Minister of State for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, confirmed in November last year that the UK would ratify the EU unitary patent and concurrent Unified Patent Court (UPC), which is an international patent court. Wait, but what about Brexit, isn’t this supposed to halt the founding of the Court and UK’s …