A combination of economic uncertainty, rising unemployment, changing consumer behaviour and national and regional “lock-downs” have exacerbated existing pressures often experienced by start-ups, including lack of funding. With thin balance sheets, cash flow challenges and (often) debt, many start-ups simply have less capital and resources to fall back on in time of crisis. There are, inevitably, risks of business failure.
Key issues for commercial tenants to consider when the landlord’s ability to forfeit a commercial tenancy for non-payment of rent is reinstated.
This week at Ignition Law, we are joining in the collective action around International Women’s Day to think about what we can all do to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
This October 10th is Mental Health Awareness Day and a chance for the start-up community and founders to consider what they can do to ensure they are creating a culture of teamwork, trust and integrity that will benefit everyone’s mental wellbeing and prevent anyone from burning out.
Last year we celebrated 100 years of women being able to vote and in 2019 we celebrate another important anniversary: 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, allowing women to become lawyers for the first time. It’s easy to get complacent about the journey and victories that have led us to this point, but before we look at where we are now it’s important to look at how we have got here and what we can do to help improve things going forward.
For companies looking to protect their brands in the UK and across Europe more generally, it was, until recently, most cost effective to register trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Upon registration, the relevant intellectual property would be protected throughout the EU, including the UK.
On 29 October 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2018 Autumn Budget to the House of Commons. The generous Entrepreneurs’ Relief scheme has survived, however the conditions for qualification have tightened.