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.

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.

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

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How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

Feel a tribunal decision is wrong? Maybe it’s time for the EAT. We explain how to appeal.

The Employment Tribunal Timeline

The Employment Tribunal Timeline

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The Employment Tribunal Timeline

Planning to make a claim to the employment tribunal? Wondering how long the process will take? This step-by-step guide covers everything you need to know

​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

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​Non-Compete Clause: The Ins and Outs

Non-compete clauses are commonplace in the commercial world, so if you’ve signed one but you’re considering your options, here's all you need to know.

​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.

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

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Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

We explain unfair prejudice and how it can affect company shareholders. If you think you're a victim, read our guidance and examples.

What to Consider Before Merging With Another Company

What to Consider Before Merging With Another Company

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What to Consider Before Merging With Another Company

Merging with another business can be daunting prospect for everyone from employees to owners. Here's how to plan your merger to ensure success.

​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

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​Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements

What is a non-disclosure agreement, and why would I need to sign or draft one?

Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

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Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

What is an employment tribunal, how does it work and what will it achieve? This simple guide from Fleximize covers the basics of employment tribunals

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.