Protecting your identity, why start-ups should pay heed to IP law

Intellectual property and the law that surrounds the protection of brands, ideas and image rights is hitting the news with considerable frequency at the moment. The latest big story broke last Friday, with the news that rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé had trademark registered their baby daughter’s name, Blue Ivy™, much to the annoyance of
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What Items are Zero Rated from VAT in the UK?

VAT is something many businesses will have to contend with when purchasing items and when attempting to sell them. The UK’s VAT isn’t quite as high as other European countries, but in 2009, the nation suffered a 3.7% consumer inflation bump, and then Chancellor Alastair Darling (pictured) declared that VAT should be restored to 17.5%
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How Do You Keep Operational Risk To A Minimum?

There are all sorts of risks associated with business. If you were to take the more commonly occurring and more potentially harmful risks and give them all a category, they would fall under operational risks. Operational risks in business are encompassing and include every risk stemming from a company’s business functions. Obviously, it’s essential to
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Do you need to protect your intellectual property?

The opinions as to whether or not one should protect their intellectual property are vast and varied. Let’s take a look at both sides of the issue, the pros and cons: First let’s start with the pros: If you have a business idea, one unique to the industry you choose to compete in, protection is
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