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Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.

While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.

Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.

With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Your business almost certainly relies on some form of IP. How to make sure you're protecting it effectively, and also avoid infringing others' rights.
Copyright protects the creators of original text, artwork and films, and gives you control over the rights to copy, perform or broadcast your material
The difference between design right and registered designs, how much registration costs and what to do if someone claims the right to your design
What you need to know if you are considering patenting your invention, including why you should do it, using an agent and the costs involved
If a trademark is to be registered, whether a word, logo, shape, sound or smell, it must be represented graphically on the application form
The four types of intellectual property that can be protected, who has the rights to it and how to stop someone infringing your intellectual property
Copyright protects original artistic ideas and prohibits people from copying, performing or broadcasting your work without your consent
Many businesses use images every day for social media in particular, but how many of us question whether we are legally entitled to use the image?
The content your business creates can be of significant value. So, how can you check whether it is being plagiarised and what can you do to stop it?
Use this online tool from the Intellectual Property Office to register a trade mark. You can't make changes to a trade mark after it's been registered
Ten must-read tips for anyone who needs to protect their intellectual property, from listing your assets to taking legal action over an infringement