Category: Preventative Law

Category: Preventative Law

  • Post-employment restraints

    As an employer, how do you safeguard your business from former employees: Starting up a rival business nearby? Soliciting your clients or customers? Poaching your employees? Working for a competitor? Using your confidential information or trade secrets? By including an enforceable restraint of trade clause in employment contracts, you can prevent employees from engaging in […]

  • Trade marks: 10 FAQs

    Let’s talk trade marks. They can be technical and complicated… But don’t have to be! We take the uncertainty out and put the simplicity into protecting your creative masterpiece by answering 10 of the most frequently asked questions. FAQ 1: What is a trade mark? A trade mark is your identity. It’s your brand or […]

  • Passing off, a protective umbrella for unregistered trade marks

    A registered trade mark is the best way to protect the identity of your business’ goods or services and to prevent others from imitating your brand… It can be an indispensable marketing asset, integral to increasing your business’ value. But what happens if your trade mark isn’t registered? Is your brand protected? In certain circumstances, […]

  • Future-proof your new venture

    As business lawyers, we often come across small to medium businesses in turmoil. When we first meet a struggling client, we start by asking a series of questions to better understand the problem and delve into the key issues. We quickly learn the client didn’t seek legal advice when first entering their new business venture. […]

  • Online risk management

    Whilst the functionality and aesthetics of online vehicles are important, it’s crucial not to forget the fine print. This means putting mechanisms in place to safeguard your business’ interests and minimise commercial risk in digital interactions. Here’s some food for thought… Does your business have a website? If you ticked yes… Does your business have […]

  • Get the most out of your lawyer

    How many lawyer jokes are there? Only three. The rest are true stories. All jokes aside, there are countless horror stories of lawyers being intimidating, rigid and inaccessible. Some see lawyers as a necessary evil, right up there with death and taxes. Others see lawyers as a handbrake on commercial transactions, destroying good business deals. […]

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