Intellectual Property

Articles and guides for UK SMEs on effective management of Intellectual Property rights and on leveraging IP assets such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Legal advice

How to contend with intellectual property infringements as a small company

Here, in an article in association with the Federation of Small Businesses, we speak to law professionals about what to do in the event of IP infringements.


Business owners concerned about security issues when sharing content

Some 94 per cent of business professionals are wary about how their content is viewed or managed, research finds.

Legal advice

Six things to remember about the legalities of rebranding

Here, Guy Wilmot gives the legal lowdown on what business owners should be aware of during the process of rebranding.

Legal advice

The impact of the copyright exemption on the games industry 

Here, Christopher Williams discusses the copyright considerations businesses in the games industry should make following new legislation.

Legal advice

Brand protection on the internet: What to know 

Here, Matt Sammon discusses how you should manage your intellectual property strategy in your business.

Legal advice

Facebook vs Facebusks: Protecting trademarks in a competitive industry

Here, we consider the pivotal role trademarks can play in connecting with consumers as well as the importance of protecting them and avoiding infringement.

Legal advice

What is the best way to protect your brand?

Here, Matt Sammon discusses what small businesses should know about intellectual property rights.

Legal advice

A guide to intellectual property for small business owners

Simon Ewing of Russell-Cooke LLP covers what entrepreneurs need to know about protecting intellectual property.


The number one branding mistake made by small businesses

Matt Sammon explains why it's crucial to make sure you are actually free to use your chosen brand.

Business Ideas & Planning

Does registering my company name give me trade mark protection?

I’ve just set up a business and registered it at Companies House. Does that give me protection and prevent anyone else from using my business name?

Legal advice

IP protection: How to protect your most valuable assets

Tom Lingard, partner at law firm Stevens & Bolton, discusses the ways in which intellectual property rights can be used to protect the assets of your business.

Legal advice

Why it’s crucial to make sure you own your own logo

You might think you own your logo – but it is quite possible you don't. Intellectual property expert Rob White reveals why it is essential for the copyright for your logo to be assigned to your business.

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.