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Startup Surgery: What are share options and how do I issue them to my team?
posted on June 12, 2017

Share options. Definitely a “buzz term” in the startup world. But what exactly are they? And what do you need to do in order to grant share options to members of your team?

Trade marking: Do I need to own the rights to my name and brand?
posted on May 3, 2017

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Doctor, doctor, I’ve just incorporated my first company! What next?
posted on September 18, 2016


Doctor, doctor, do I need a robust intellectual property strategy?
posted on July 25, 2016

Helen Burt, of Ignition Law, discusses why having a solid intellectual property strategy is crucial for businesses of all stages.


Doctor, doctor, do I need to worry about all this data protection and privacy talk?
posted on July 19, 2016


Doctor, doctor, what do I need to bear in mind when issuing stock to angels/family/friends?
posted on March 17, 2016


Doctor, Doctor, do I need a written employment agreement with people I hire?
posted on January 8, 2016


I’m about to take seed funding, can I trust the agreement?
posted on October 20, 2015


Do I really need a contract in place with my customers?
posted on September 16, 2014

I’m developing an app – can I patent it?
posted on July 31, 2014

The Snoopers’ Charter rears its ugly ahead again
posted on July 16, 2014

What should I consider before signing a contract with a supplier?
posted on June 24, 2014

Dispute Resolution: should I use Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation?
posted on June 10, 2014

When negotiating a commercial contract you should carefully consider the provisions setting out the process to be adopted should a dispute arise between the parties.  The three most commonly adopted options are litigation, arbitration and mediation. Litigation is the traditional method of resolving disputes through the Courts and results in a Court judgment.  It follows…


How can I legally pay people working for me from abroad?
posted on April 17, 2014


I’m using open-source – how do I protect my IP?
posted on April 3, 2014


How do I comply with privacy and data protection rules?
posted on March 20, 2014


My developer sold my software on – what are my rights?
posted on February 27, 2014


Why are Getty Images complaining about a photo I’ve used?
posted on February 19, 2014

What should I look for in my first investment agreement?
posted on February 12, 2014

I’m co-developing my product – so who owns the IP?
posted on February 7, 2014

New EU data protection laws: how can I prepare?
posted on November 14, 2013