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Latest Articles

  • Why the millionaires of Dragons' Den don't always know best

    Why the millionaires of Dragons' Den don't always know best

    Dragons’ Den, the hugely popular BBC television show which sees entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to multimillionaires in order to secure investment, has entertained viewers for a decade. Whilst each of the Dragons are experienced investors in their own right, the subsequent success of many Dragons’ Den rejects raises the question – Do the Dragons really know best?

  • Does your developer own your software? Copyright and the law

    Does your developer own your software? Copyright and the law

    Lots of entrepreneurial start-ups and spinouts engage third party developers to build, or assist with building, their key software product. However, not all of these businesses are aware of the legal risk that is inherent in this arrangement. Without taking the proper steps you could be left with a situation where you don’t own the copyright in your software. Here’s a brief rundown on the law regarding copyright in software.