The Cost of a “Facebook” Libel

An interesting case in this week’s news about a woman who accused her ex-husband of “trying to kill her” on Facebook, who lost both a High Court libel case in 2016 and more recently, an appeal against that verdict, has been left with a legal bill estimated to be £200,000. The story of Nicola Stocker Read More …

The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Business

1. Be Decisive Once you decide to sell or retire, don’t look back. Plan what you want or need from a sale and get on with it. I am a big believer that a wrong decision is better than indecision. 2. Due Diligence or lack thereof! This applies more to the buy side (i.e. Know Read More …

2014 in Business – A record breaking year for start-ups!

NEW FIGURES REVEAL RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR START-UPS, SAYS START UP BRITAIN London and South East maintain entrepreneurial power house status Birmingham top performing city outside of South East Entrepreneurial activity in Manchester booming, making it the hot spot of the North High levels of growth in Yorkshire and Humberside, and the East Midlands UK Read More …

Trade Mark Renewal Question

How to check if my UK trade mark is due for renewal? If you know the trade mark number, the proprietor name or just the trade mark itself, you can use the Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO) online search tool to find the relevant trade mark details. The IPO will write to remind you 3 months before Read More …