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Trade marks versus copyright: What’s the difference?

- June 6, 2024 6 MIN READ

  Many people assume that copyright and trade marks are the same thing or protect the same things, but the truth is that these two elements of intellectual property (IP) are fundamentally different explains trade mark expert Jacqui Pryor. Occasionally they may overlap (for example, in an artistic logo, which can attract copyright rights but… Read more »

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Defending your brand: Understanding trade mark infringement

- May 8, 2024 4 MIN READ

  Life as a business owner certainly brings plenty of excitement, challenge and opportunity – and the rewards can be substantial.  However there is also risk, trade mark expert Jacqui Pryor shares how you can protect your brand. But starting your own business, building its reputation and growing your market also takes significant time, effort… Read more »

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How to register your trade mark: Three simple steps for solopreneurs

- April 5, 2024 5 MIN READ

It’s understandable why so many solopreneurs don’t register their trade marks; it can often seem like a complicated and costly process. Jacqui Pryor, founder of MMW Trademark Services, sheds light on this trend and explains why solopreneurs should actually pay attention to their intellectual property. Some business owners have their hands full with everything that… Read more »

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Legal

Your 2024 essential small business review

- January 1, 2024 4 MIN READ

Running a small business demands a keen eye on the legal and strategic aspects shaping your business’s success. Focusing solely on the day-to-day operations will restrict your growth over time. As we usher in 2024, it’s the perfect time for small business owners to conduct a simple but comprehensive review of what’s happening in their… Read more »

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5 legal tips for navigating Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

- November 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be palpable for consumers and businesses. These shopping extravaganzas offer small businesses the perfect opportunity to boost their sales and attract new customers. However, small businesses must stay legally compliant amidst the flurry of discounts and deals, advises Shalini Nandan-Singh, founder of Legally Shalini. 5… Read more »

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Business structures and your key tax obligations

- October 9, 2023 6 MIN READ

  So, you’re setting up a new business and you need to know the tax implications.  The first question you’ll need to consider is what structure to use. Do you form a company, do you operate through a trust or do you simply set yourself up as a sole trader? asks Mark Chapman, Director of… Read more »

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How to avoid the risks of was/now pricing

- October 3, 2023 3 MIN READ

  In the dynamic landscape of small businesses, pricing and advertising are like two sides of the same coin. Entrepreneurs often employ various strategies to attract customers and increase sales. A widely used tactic is ‘was/now’ or ‘two-price’ advertising. It can be a powerful tool but comes with its fair share of complexities and legal… Read more »

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Why relying on AI for your contracts is risky business

- September 5, 2023 3 MIN READ

In the age of technological marvels, the allure of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undeniable. From streamlining processes to enhancing customer experiences, AI’s potential seems boundless. Yet, is entrusting AI the smart choice when it comes to complex matters like business contracts? asks Shalini Nandan-Singh founder of Love Your Legals AI has undoubtedly revolutionised various industries,… Read more »