Category: Legal Assistance

Patent Ownership vs Authorship vs Inventorship. What’s the difference?

Patent Ownership vs Authorship vs Inventorship. What’s the difference?

Unfortunately, the world of “legalese” tends to close out understanding from people who do not work in the legal profession. Here at Start My Business, we operate on the philosophy that everyone should be able to understand and take care of their business’s legal issues without the need to call in an expert lawyer. In… Read more »

A Guide to Must-Have Legal Documents When Starting a New Business

A Guide to Must-Have Legal Documents When Starting a New Business

It is the secret terror of every new and existing business — getting sued! Even if you have expert legal counsel by your side and win any ensuing legal battles, the costs of lengthy litigation can be crippling for startups. Recouping those costs as a result of a victory does nothing for your business if… Read more »

How to Choose a Legal Advisor for Your Business

How to Choose a Legal Advisor for Your Business

Business legal advice can be a costly affair. But failing to get the needed legal advice your business requires can end up costing you more than you are able to pay if anything ever goes to court. Legal representation fees can be tremendously high, depending on the type of matter up for judgment. Ideally, any… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Business Insurance Policy for My Startup

Insurance Policy

Business insurance is one of those things that pinches a bit when you pay every month, but would hurt a lot more if you didn’t pay and something happens! There are many types of business insurance, including employer’s liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, product liability insurance and others. It’s important to know the differences in… Read more »

Cost-Effective Legal Advice Options for Your New Business

Cost-Effective Legal Advice Options for Your New Business

Too many startups underestimate the importance of having professional legal support in their business. Legal support is one of the two services that every startup absolutely must-have when it is starting out. Unfortunately, lawyers tend to be pricey creatures, sometimes charging several hundred pounds an hour for the simplest of services. This article lays out… Read more »

What You Can and Cannot Trade Mark in the UK

What You Can and Cannot Trade Mark in the UK

When you open a company in the UK, do you also need to register your business’s name as a trademark? Well, you can’t. Read about what can and cannot be registered as a trademark in the UK.