Legal

Understanding business law is critical to protecting your ideas and knowing your rights.

Our articles on legal issues have been created to help business owners tackle sensitive situations that require essential knowledge. Some of our articles break down tricky issues such as trademarks, patents and IP, while other content is more lighthearted, providing a welcome break from the more serious side to managing a business.

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...

​Defences for Trademark Infringement

​Defences for Trademark Infringement

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​Defences for Trademark Infringement

Have you been accused of trademark infringement? Are you facing a threat of proceedings? Don’t panic - there may be a defence.

Is Your Business Ready to Go Global?

Is Your Business Ready to Go Global?

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Is Your Business Ready to Go Global?

It can be one of the most difficult decisions an entrepreneur will ever make - Can your business stand the test of time in a different country?

Declaring Your Second Income

Declaring Your Second Income

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Declaring Your Second Income

If you're lucky enough to have a second income, not declaring it could land you in a whole heap of trouble with HMRC, so here's how to declare it.

A Licence to Kill

A Licence to Kill

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A Licence to Kill

If you’re operating solely within the UK, there's often no need to obtain a business licence. However, specific licences may be required in your sector.

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.

Franchisees and The Law

Franchisees and The Law

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Franchisees and The Law

What separates business owners and franchisees when things start to turn sour and where do you stand?

Ask Fleximize: LLC

Ask Fleximize: LLC

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Ask Fleximize: LLC

This week we're answering the pressing questions on the lips of everybody connected to a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

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.

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

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Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

What are the consequences for terminating an executive officer in a US firm that has accepted Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) government funding?

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's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

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What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

Find out what the current hourly national minimum wage is and read about planned rises.

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelancers (Part 2)

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelancers (Part 2)

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Non-Compete Clauses for Freelancers (Part 2)

Freelancers: find out what your options are for exiting a non-compete clause that could be blocking you moving on in your career.

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelance (Part 1)

Non-Compete Clauses for Freelance (Part 1)

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Non-Compete Clauses for Freelance (Part 1)

Freelancers: always pay attention to the small print in non-compete clauses in supplier contracts. Read Part 1 of our article on this vital issue.

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.

Poaching Employees

Poaching Employees

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Poaching Employees

How to avoid getting into legal hot water when headhunting competitor's staff, and preventing their own staff from being poached.

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.

​Minority Shareholder Rights

​Minority Shareholder Rights

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​Minority Shareholder Rights

A minority shareholder is the David to the majority's Goliath. Know your rights and how you can fight against the Majority Rule.

Acas and Employment Disputes

Acas and Employment Disputes

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Acas and Employment Disputes

An overview of the role of Acas' role in employment dispute resolution.