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.

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

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Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Recruiting temporary Christmas staff? Here's a guide to understanding the difference between who's a worker, and who's an employee.

How Would Today's Courts Treat Guy Fawkes' Sentence?

How Would Today's Courts Treat Guy Fawkes' Sentence?

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How Would Today's Courts Treat Guy Fawkes' Sentence?

Fleximize's legal eagle shares her thoughts on how today's courts would treat Guy Fawkes' gruesome sentencing for treason.

What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

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What's a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement?

Fleximize's very own legal expert explains a Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and the steps you need to take.

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

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Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

​Being a sole trader may offer you the business structure you want, but it doesn’t give you the protection a limited company gives you.

Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

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Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

Setting up or altering a UK partnership business requires some practical and legal knowledge; these FAQs should help you get your company up and running.

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.

4 FAQs for Freelancers

4 FAQs for Freelancers

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4 FAQs for Freelancers

From long-term freelancing, to non-compete agreements and working from home, these four FAQs should help you understand your rights as a freelancer.

Freelancing vs Full-Time Employment

Freelancing vs Full-Time Employment

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Freelancing vs Full-Time Employment

What would work best for you? The freedom of freelancing or the stability of employment work. Check out this article about the pros and cons of each.

​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.

Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

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Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Your employer should (of course) abide by employment law, but a wise employee should always seek to understand his or her legal rights.

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?