July 27, 2018
In recent years, there has been some debate about the nature of free speech and what that entails. Some people feel that their right to express themselves have been restricted, while others believe that they also have the right to restrict people if they feel what they are saying is inappropriate. It is important to emphasise that this is not intended to inflame a debate, merely to show what the legal definition of free speech is in the UK, as well as the responsibilities that...
July 20, 2018
Inventions can change the world. However, for every great invention, there are stories of people who have had their ideas stolen. If you have an invention to protect then the best move is to apply for a patent. Before you apply In some cases, a patent may not be necessary. In the case of a brand name or creative idea, you may need specific intellectual property (IP) protection as opposed to a patent. Also, while this may sound obvious it is vital to do your...
July 13, 2018
The term “non-disclosure agreement” has been quite controversial in recent years. People often associate the term with someone who has behaved inappropriately and want it kept quiet. However, there are practical purposes behind them, and it may be that you could need a non-disclosure agreement so it is worth knowing what they are for and what you should consider when making one or signing an agreement. Invention One reason why you would want someone to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) would be if you created...
July 6, 2018
It is only natural to be excited if someone wants to publish your work, particularly if someone offers you an advance. However, in the rush of excitement is easy to miss details and you could end up agreeing to something that does not offer a return on the work you put in, so it is worth knowing any potential issues before you sign a publishing deal. Copyright On a basic level, if you produce something, then it is now copyrighted. However, there is also the...