How to protect your intellectual property

How to protect your intellectual property

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

Whether you are a multinational corporation or a recently established startup, your intellectual property may be your most important asset. Taking necessary steps to protect your intellectual property will help you safeguard the value of your business and gain a competitive advantage. What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property (“IP”) is virtually any novel, original or unique creation of the human …

Brexit Impact on Trademarks

Brexit Impact On Trademarks

Linkilaw Brexit

October 31st is almost here. Already known as the scariest night of the year, in 2019 the spooky date will be even scarier in UK—Brexit is finally here. Brexit will impact everybody living in the UK, as well as businesses trading with the UK and the European Union. The latests reports show that just 26% of businesses are preparing for …

Are Patents The Best Option For Startups

Are patents the best option for startups?

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

Every business will own some sort of intellectual property, often being one of its most valuable assets. It could be anything from the product, service, designs, creative branding or know-how. There are different ways in which you can protect your work and secrets, these are primarily through patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Are patents the best option for startups? A patent …


Tips For Protecting Your IP

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

Recent research, published by Early Metrics, has presented some surprising (and a bit terrifying) insights regarding IP protection: four out of five European tech start-ups have no proper protection in place to stop their competitors taking their market share or stealing their IP. Additionally, this is the biggest red flag which is most likely to make investors walk away. So, …

Startup common Legal Mistakes

The 12 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Linkilaw Legal Documents

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. …

the intellectual property act 2014

The Intellectual Property Act 2014: So What Has Changed?

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

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. Ownership When Design Work Is Outsourced Unless you create …

IP right protection

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

Linkilaw Intellectual Property, Legal Advice

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 they reportedly made …

essential ip advice for small businesses

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 …