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Business Law | Legal Guides

Goods and services

When buying or selling goods and services, it’s important to understand your legal duties. A solicitor can advise on product liability and what you can say when advertising goods or services. A solicitor can also advise you when entering agreements such as:

  • Agency agreements.
  • Licences.
  • Hire purchase agreements.

This may be particularly useful if the small print contains complex provisions. If necessary, a solicitor can also refer you to a specialist in a particular area.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to ideas or designs that you create and legally own. Businesses need to protect their IP. A solicitor can give you advice about how to protect your rights in this complex but important area. It includes:

  • Patents.
  • Copyright.
  • Trademarks.
  • Designs.

For example, if someone else is creating something for your business, it is vital for your contract to state that you own the IP of anything that they create. A solicitor can write this contract for you.