Intellectual Property

Protect intellectual property to stop others profiting from your work

Whether you register a trade mark, patent or design, or use copyright, you should protect your intellectual property like brands, inventions, products, designs and copy. This not only prevents people stealing and profiting from your hard work, but it helps you build the value and integrity of your business, which can be so important when seeking investors.

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

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Protecting Your Brand's Intellectual Property

Intellectual property and brand image are an SME's most valuable assets. But how do you go about protecting your brand and enforcing your rights to preserve and grow it?

What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

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What is a Trade Mark? A Guide for Businesses

All businesses have a trade mark - in fact, it's nearly impossible to trade without one. But to truly safeguard your brand reputation, getting your trade mark registered is crucial

What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

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What’s an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

We explain the steps to finding an insolvency practitioner who'll help you get an Individual Voluntary Arrangement.

Registering Your Trademark

Registering Your Trademark

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Registering Your Trademark

If you've got your small business set up, you need to safeguard it with a trademark. Here's everything you need to know to protect your business today.

​Should You Patent a New Idea?

​Should You Patent a New Idea?

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​Should You Patent a New Idea?

You’ve invented a new product. That means it’s time to invest in IP by applying for a patent.

What is Trademark Infringement?

What is Trademark Infringement?

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What is Trademark Infringement?

Trademark infringement: What is it? Have you seen someone with a similar or identical mark? Then you may need to take action...

The Small Business Owners' Guide to Protecting Your Ideas

The Small Business Owners' Guide to Protecting Your Ideas

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The Small Business Owners' Guide to Protecting Your Ideas

In a technologically advanced age, businesses need to protect their products and ideas from plagiarism via a copyright, a trademark, a patent or a design.

Ask Fleximize: Growth

Ask Fleximize: Growth

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Ask Fleximize: Growth

All your questions answered by the experts at Fleximize: These are real growth issues facing real small business owners.

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

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Intellectual Property Rights

Your frequently asked questions (FAQs) on trademark law, intellectual property, product manufacturing and your associated legal protection.

What is Passing Off?

What is Passing Off?

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What is Passing Off?

Passing off acts as an actionable legal proceeding against an infringer of IP rights.

Copyright Claims: Is There a Defence?

Copyright Claims: Is There a Defence?

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Copyright Claims: Is There a Defence?

Are you facing a claim issued against you for infringing someone’s copyright? If so, all is not lost - there may be a defence available to you.

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Copyright

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Copyright

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Introduction to Entrepreneurial Copyright

Entrepreneurial ​rights offer protection to people who take the time to invest in creativity, but differ from literary, drama, music or art copyright.

​Trademarks: The Basics

​Trademarks: The Basics

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​Trademarks: The Basics

A trademark is a distinguishing mark used to set your products and services aside from your competitors, and here's why it's important for your business.

Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

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Trademark Registration Isn’t Everlasting

Just because you have registered your trademark, it doesn’t mean that it remains registered. Here's what you need to do to maintain its registered status.

​Copyright Infringement: Is There a Claim?

​Copyright Infringement: Is There a Claim?

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​Copyright Infringement: Is There a Claim?

Is someone utilising your work as their own or manufacturing it without your permission? Read our article to see if there may be an infringement claim.

Finding a Manufacturer

Finding a Manufacturer

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Finding a Manufacturer

Key points to think about when looking for and setting up a new manufacturer relationship.

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

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Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

The name of your business is one of the most important factors in establishing a strong brand. Here's how you can choose and protect your business name

Protect Yourself From Similar Businesses

Protect Yourself From Similar Businesses

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Protect Yourself From Similar Businesses

Launching a company based on a great idea? Then you must protect it and be strategic to stay ahead of competition.