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Zzish hits £1.15m funding target on Crowdcube for technology that will democratise quality education and move the needle on learning
Okappy announces the launch of its investment pitch on the AngelsDen equity crowdfunding platform
Recruitment disruptor poised for further growth with €8m investment secured


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

Retaining ownership over the use of your name, your brand, means that you retain the ability to control its use and how it is used.

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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

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

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explores the importance of data protection and privacy for tech startups.


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

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

Contractual nature of the employment relationship Typically, UK employers with individuals working for them outside the UK will set out the employment relationship in a secondment or employment agreement, which will govern the way in which they are remunerated. However, the terms of this arrangement will depend on the individual’s status; whether they are an…


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

How do I legally protect my brand?
posted on October 25, 2013