If you’re setting up an online business, you will need legal and business support, such as to understand use of digital content so you don’t infringe on the rights of others. You will need a strategy to protect your business while keeping your initial outlay to a minimum.
Knowing the ramifications down the line helps in taking account of key business and IP issues so you can manage the risks within your budget. For example, if you are commissioning a complex website, it is important to put in place a good contract to ensure you achieve an effective outcome. Visit our webpage on Business Contracts to find out more.
Law For Entrepreneurs
You may have an idea for a new concept or innovation. Find out about the intellectual property (IP) and business implications before you implement your plans. Positioning your idea correctly and taking timely steps helps you to build on a solid foundation, creating assets that grow in value as your concept succeeds. It reduces the possibility of a claim against you for infringing on the rights of others, although if you do experience contentious issues our dispute resolution service is available.
As business lawyers with expertise in IP law we are well placed to help you to understand and manage your legal risks. Intellectual property is a property asset, equivalent to land, and so calls for early action, such as using the right legal agreements and knowing what information to keep secret. It need not be expensive. For more information, take a look at the range of legal services we offer.
Naming a Company
If you create a new product or set up a new business an early consideration will be what to call it. You might be tempted to think of names and see if the .com domain is available, but beware of trademarks. Even if you have already registered as a company or secured your .com domain, it’s still necessary to check that the name is not too similar to existing trademarks in use.
Getting a legal opinion on the name before commissioning designs is important to confirm you are not infringing on the rights of others as changing names on short notice is always disruptive. Even if nobody disputes the name for years, you would be building your business on shaky foundations if you continued to use a name to which someone else had better rights.
How can we help?
Whether you require IP protection within a single country, across multiple EU borders, or spanning numerous continents, including the US or Asian markets, you can find what you need at Azrights.
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