A vast amount of US-owned ‘intellectual property’ has been shamelessly plundered in some countries. US movies and music etc. are regularly pirated or bootlegged, and can result in jail time for copyright infringement as a criminal activity like in a high-profile case of 23 October 2017.1 But that’s not the main problemMore info
Are you a business start-up looking for lawyer tips? In this article, we offer 7 tips to avoid common mistakes made by start-ups and new business owners. In summary, they are:More info
- Your terms of trade with your customers should be clear and sound.
- Define the role of your business partners
If you take a casual look at some franchises, like Maccas or KFC, you might get the impression that they are a licence to print money. Everything decided for you, from product to training to publicity, a well-known brand and logo, access to prime retail addresses, and a Head OfficeMore info
If you’re starting a new business, changing the ‘business structure’ (like incorporating it), raising capital (equity), or even trying a takeover or defending against one, you can tax-deduct the professional (legal, accounting etc.) expenses associated with the process. These expenses cannot include asset depreciation or are deductible anywhere else inMore info