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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 …

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What Happens To Intellectual Property Created By An Employee?

Linkilaw Company Law, Startup Advice & Tips

Your company needs some help with its website; things aren’t going the way you intended in your first year as a startup and your initial site designer wasn’t up to snuff. So you bring in a freelancer, sign a quick agreement about hours, wages, and expectations, and turn them loose in your system to clean up the mess and get …

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How To Protect Your IP Rights While Interviewing

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

How To Protect Your IP Rights While Interviewing The job-interviewing process is as stressful as it is exciting, especially for the prospective employee in today’s highly competitive market. The stakes are high for the employer, too: The recruitment process is an expensive and time-consuming one, although even this pales in comparison to the cost, time, and effort involved in training …

That’s Mine! Intellectual Property & Oktoberfest

Linkilaw Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is ‘mind product’, the result of your ideas and creative processes. Any creative wishing to capitalise on their inventions and ideas should take advantage of IP protection by applying for either a copyright or a patent.   IP can be divided into two areas: artistic/literary work and industrial product, both of which offer legal protection against others …

IP Law: How To Keep Your Trade Secrets A Secret

Linkilaw Startup Advice & Tips

Starting a business often requires discussing plans, ideas, and sharing intellectual property (IP) with investors, potential marketers, and even potential clients before the business is even officially off the ground. This can pose a dilemma for many who fear that their ideas will not be protected, but cannot get their ideas realised without the help of others. [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] There are …

Intellectual Property Law Reform: What Are The Changes?

Linkilaw Business Structures

The Queen’s Speech on 18 May announced an intellectual property Law Reform with some important changes that were much needed for both businesses and legal experts. [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] These reforms were manifested in the form of the Intellectual Property, (Unjustified Threats) Bill and they announced some important changes to laws regarding trademark, copyright and patent infringements.   Essentially, the reforms announced are …