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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)

Interview is on page 36 – 37

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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.

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.

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.

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.



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

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

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

Trademarks ‘a must’ for businesses

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

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

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

Companies trading online with no trade mark risk livelihoods

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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
Trading online without a trademark? This could cost you dearly
Freelance UK

Freelancers’ Questions: Who owns copyright in these images?

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The Telegraph

Battle rages over ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ souvenirs.

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Herald Scotland

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

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

MAKE YOUR MIND UP – REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK!

By Mark Kingsley-Williams, Trade Mark Direct founder.

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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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Contractors’ Questions: Will Companies House protect my company name?

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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.

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Freelance UK

10 Trade Mark Steps Freelancers Should Take

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Freelance UK

The Freelancers Guide to Intellectual Property: Part II

Financial Times

The Slow Burn Can Generate Long Term Comfort

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Freelance UK

The Freelancers Guide to Intellectual Property: Part I

Financial Times

You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

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Financial Times

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

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Newbusiness.co.uk

Why having a trade mark is vital

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The Caterer

The story has also appeared on LBC Radio and Classic FM

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Computer Weekly

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

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Daily Mirror

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

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Newbusiness.co.uk

Top tips on how to protect your brand

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