Recent press coverage

Recent press coverage

  • Five ways to grow your startup business on a budget

    Five ways to grow your startup business on a budget

    How can you get your startup off the ground on a limited budget? From technology and marketing, to cashflow and building a website, here is what you need to know.

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  • Elite Business Magazine (Feb 2013)

    Elite Business Magazine (Feb 2013)

    Interview is on page 36 - 37

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  • A limited company is by definition limited in its risk.

    A limited company is by definition limited in its risk.

    Its legal status separates the business from its owner’s personal assets. So for a limited company not to trade mark its company name and brand is to increase business risks that could be avoided relatively easily and cheaply.

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  • Three words to avoid when naming your business

    Three words to avoid when naming your business

    Choosing a business name isn’t as simple as it may seem at first sight – it’s not just a matter of coming up with something memorable, but also a name that doesn’t infringe someone else’s trade mark.

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  • 13 things you need to know about trade marks

    13 things you need to know about trade marks

    If you’re trading in a competitive market alongside lots of other businesses, you might find it worthwhile to get legal protection for your name or logo to prevent other businesses from copying them.

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  • 13 things you need to know about trade marks

    13 things you need to know about trade marks

    If you’re trading in a competitive market alongside lots of other businesses, you might find it worthwhile to get legal protection for your name or logo to prevent other businesses.

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  • Freelancers' Questions: Is my freelance name open to challenge?

    Freelancers' Questions: Is my freelance name open to challenge?

    Freelancer’s Question: Since graduating from university, I have always gone under the alias of RocketQueenDesign when carrying out freelance design work.

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  • Risky not to trademark, says expert

    Risky not to trademark, says expert

    It is risky for smaller firms not to trademark, because this means they lack protection from the potential exploitation of their title by other organisations...

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  • Register trademarks to protect your brands, SMBs urged

    Register trademarks to protect your brands, SMBs urged

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to take steps to protect their brands, one industry commentator has claimed.

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  • Registering a trademark 'is something all SMEs should do'

    Registering a trademark 'is something all SMEs should do'

    As companies look to get ahead in the current economic climate and attract more customers than their rivals...

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  • Trademarks 'a must' for businesses

    Trademarks 'a must' for businesses

    It is folly for businesses to operate without a trademark, it has been claimed.

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  • The importance of a trade mark if you’re selling online

    The importance of a trade mark if you’re selling online

    The importance of a trade mark if you’re selling online.

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  • Companies trading online with no trade mark risk livelihoods

    Companies trading online with no trade mark risk livelihoods

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  • RealBusiness.co.uk

    RealBusiness.co.uk

    Why you need to register your trade mark in China.

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  • Use trademarks to protect your brands, SMBs urged

    Use trademarks to protect your brands, SMBs urged

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  • Trading online without a trademark? This could cost you dearly

    Trading online without a trademark? This could cost you dearly

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  • Freelance UK

    Freelance UK

    Freelancers' Questions: Who owns copyright in these images?

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph

    Battle rages over 'Keep Calm and Carry On' souvenirs.

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  • Herald Scotland

    Herald Scotland

    It’s been a good week for ... being buried alive

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  • Keep calm and carry on

    Keep calm and carry on

    We're helping small traders fight back against an unfair trade mark registration that threatens their business

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  • MusicWeek

    MusicWeek

    MAKE YOUR MIND UP - REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK!
    By Mark Kingsley-Williams, Trade Mark Direct founder.

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  • Financial Times

    Financial Times

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  • Contractor UK

    Contractor UK

    10 Trademark Steps Contractors Should Take

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  • Video on Smarta

    Video on Smarta

    Trade Mark Direct co-founder Mark Kingsley-Williams dispels some of the myths around trade marks in an interview for www.Smarta.com, the site for SMEs and entrepreneurs founded by Theo Paphitis of Dragon's Den. more

  • Freelance UK

    Freelance UK

    10 Trade Mark Steps Freelancers Should Take

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  • Freelancer UK

    Freelancer UK

    The Freelancers Guide to Intellectual Property: Part II

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  • smarta.com

    smarta.com

    Protect Your Trade Mark From Day One

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  • Contractor UK

    Contractor UK

    Contractors’ Questions: Will Companies House Protect My Company Name?

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  • Freelance UK

    Freelance UK

    The Freelancers Guide to Intellectual Property: Part 1

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  • Mumpreneur Guide

    Mumpreneur Guide

    10 Tips to Protect Your Brand

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  • Financial Times

    Financial Times

    The Slow Burn Can Generate Long Term Comfort

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  • smarta.com

    smarta.com

    Five Ways to Avoid Trademark Hell

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  • Financial Times

    Financial Times

    You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

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  • Business Zone

    Business Zone

    What's in a Name?

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  • smarta.com

    smarta.com

    The Dos and Don'ts of Business Trade Marks

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  • Financial Times

    Financial Times

    Wise Men Know the Real Value of Constant Spending: TMD's client Frazer Evett is a case study

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  • Bytestart

    Bytestart

    Social media - The Threats and Opportunities to Your Brand

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  • startups.co.uk

    startups.co.uk

    Defending Your Trademark on Google: What to do if a competitor starts using your brand name for their ad campaigns

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  • Newbusiness.co.uk

    Newbusiness.co.uk

    Why having a trade mark is vital

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  • The Caterer

    The Caterer

    The story has also appeared on LBC Radio Classic FM and Jack FM

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  • Sky news

    Sky news

    What can go wrong if you don't register your name as a trade mark

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  • Computer Weekly

    Computer Weekly

    27 April 2010, What's in a name? Apple fights for rights to iPad name

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  • Daily Mirror

    Daily Mirror

    What's in a name? Top Tips from Trade Mark Direct

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  • WeLoveBusiness.co.uk

    WeLoveBusiness.co.uk

    SMEs fail to plan ahead when it comes to international growth

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  • MCV UK.com

    MCV UK.com

    Apple in ipad legal dispute

    This story has also been picked up by Casual Gaming.biz and PCR

  • Drapers

    Drapers

    Independent retailers that fail to trade mark their name are failing to safeguard their business and their unique brand.

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  • Newbusiness.co.uk

    Newbusiness.co.uk

    Top tips on how to protect your brand

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  • Daily Mirror

    Daily Mirror

    The Daily Mirror discusses how many small businesses fail to register a trade mark.

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  • The Mail on Sunday

    The Mail on Sunday

    Using research undertaken by Trade Mark Direct the Mail On Sunday highlights how few businesses have registered their name as a trade mark, and the serious risks they are unknowingly exposed to.

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  • British Chambers of Commerce

    British Chambers of Commerce

    The British Chambers of Commerce highlights how small businesses are putting themselves at risk by not registering trade marks.

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  • Retail Jeweller

    Retail Jeweller

    Are you putting your brand at risk by failing to register a trade mark?

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  • WeLoveBusiness.co.uk

    WeLoveBusiness.co.uk

    Are you putting your brand at risk by failing to register a trade mark?

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  • Insight BT

    Insight BT

    Insight BT discusses the importance of Intellectual Property and obtaining protection for your company name or logo.

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  • RealBusiness.co.uk

    RealBusiness.co.uk

    Importance of registering a trade mark, even for small businesses.

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  • Newbusiness.co.uk

    Newbusiness.co.uk

    newbusiness.co.uk highlights how many SME business owners are putting their brand at risk by not obtaining a trade mark.

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  • FreshBusinessThinking

    FreshBusinessThinking

    Businesses who delay registering their trade mark, risk it being registered by a competitor.

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  • A GUIDE TO TRADE MARKS FOR DESIGNERS

    A GUIDE TO TRADE MARKS FOR DESIGNERS

    FOUR STEP CHECK LIST

    By Mark Kingsley-Williams, Founder of Trade Mark Direct

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  • Startups.co.uk

    Startups.co.uk

    Startups.co.uk also pickup on our research findings which show how the names used by most small and medium sized businesses lack Trade Mark protection.

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  • Silobreaker

    Silobreaker

    Businesses who delay registering their trade mark, risk it being registered by a competitor.

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  • IFV News

    IFV News

    IFVNews.co.uk also pickup on our research findings.

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  • Business Zone

    Business Zone

    Trade Mark Battle of the Geeks.

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  • Freelance UK

    Freelance UK

    Copyright for Freelancers – A Guide to your IP Rights

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  • Freelance UK

    Freelance UK

    The Freelance Designer's Guide to Trade Marks

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Financial Times, 2011

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