How to protect your website content without spending a penny?


What do I mean by this? Well, for many #startups and #entrepreneurs their websites are an integral part of their ‘shopfront’ to the outside world. Typically these websites will contain photos, text, videos and music. All of this work can be protected by an #intellectualpropertyright called #copyright. Do you know one of the great things about copyright? Protection is automatic…

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Want to protect the intellectual property in your product? Think more than just patents!


For many creatives and entrepreneurs, how their products look is their competitive advantage. IP law, in particular design law, can help these individuals protect and commercialise the appearance of their products. REGISTERED DESIGN PROTECTION Firstly you have to decide whether you wish to protect the appearance of your product through registered or unregistered design rights. Put simply registered design rights…

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Want a patent for your invention? Make sure it has these 4 characteristics.


4 Characteristics of a Successful Patent Application The first photo is of British inventor, Richard Browning demonstrating his latest invention, an Iron-Man-style flight suit at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference in Vancouver recently. For many inventors and aspiring entrepreneurs developing an idea into a viable product usually takes years and years of trial and error; and for some,…

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Where to seek IP advice from…my top 5 tips!


  Where do I go for IP advice for my startup? In my experience many aspiring entrepreneurs simply don’t have the funds to obtain advice from an IP lawyer particularly early on in their startup journey when their business idea is not fully developed. Ironically however, this is when most budding entrepreneurs that I have spoken to, would welcome with…

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Protecting your IP for the cost of a cup of coffee!


Protecting your IP for the cost of a cup of coffee! Research by Buddy Loans carried out in 2015 revealed that Brits are spending up to £663.00 annually per person on drinking coffee! https://www.buddyloans.com/blog/how-much-is-your-coffee-addiction-costing-you/ So this got me thinking, if an aspiring entrepreneur was to forsake his coffee habit for a year what could he do to protect his IP…

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Eminem suing the New Zealand governing party for breach of copyright in his track ‘Lose Yourself’


Eminem is suing the New Zealand governing party for using his track Lose Yourself in a party political broadcast. Have a listen to the broadcast. Do you think Eminem’s copyright has been violated? #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #startups #businessowner #smallbiz #entrepreneurlife #youngentrepreneur #entrepreneurfirst #techcity #shoreditch #angelinvestor #mytelegraph #intellectualproperty #ipass #studentstartup #venturecapital #askjoesekhon #foundr #nacue #copyright #trademarks #patent #business #strategy #innovation #university #startupaccelerator…

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So when should you seek IP advice? My top 3 tips!


Q. So when should you seek IP advice? A: The Internet is relatively quiet on this important question. Most business/startup advice websites that I’ve come across will tell that you should seek IP advice; but the critical question is WHEN? Seek advice too soon; you may end up wasting your limited resources because your business idea is not fully developed…

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