Personal

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

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Overview of Confidentiality and Non-disclosure

The success or failure of a business depends on its ability to maintain a competitive advantage, and a company’s competitive advantage often depends on its ability to maintain the confidentiality of its business methods, trade secrets and know-how. A new competitor could become instantly formidable by gaining access to your […]

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Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements

To remove as much doubt as possible from any situation requiring the disclosure of sensitive commercial and technical information, a Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Agreement should be signed by all employees, independent contractors and business associates before receiving confidential information. Alternatively, a confidentiality and non-disclosure clauses could and perhaps should be […]

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Protection of Confidential Information

It is critical to understand that once the information you wish to protect has been disclosed to the public, nothing can put the genie back in the bottle and make it confidential again. At that point, damages may be your only remedy, and they probably won’t make up for any […]

Intellectual Property

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Introduction to Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights allow you to legally protect the inventions, brands, logos, written material, software, designs and the like that you create for your business. The legal protections come in the form of patents, trade marks, copyrights and design rights, all of which allow the owner to prevent another person […]

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Overview of Patents

A patent is the legal right to preclude another person from making, selling, offering to sell, using or importing any product or process that is covered by the patent. So if you have invented a machine that harnesses solar power and uses it to convert straw into gold, and you […]

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What is a Trademark?

Trade marks are the words and symbols that identify the products and services offered by one company and distinguish them from those of another. They include names, brands, logos, designs, shapes and sometimes even colors. The goodwill associated with a trade mark can be one of the most valuable assets […]

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Licensing a Patent

Licensing a patent is much more complicated than a simple assignment. In fact, a Patent License Agreement could be one of the most complex agreements any company has to negotiate. But a well-planned and executed patent license strategy can provide the owner of a patent with the best of all […]

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An Introduction to Trademarks

Trade marks are the words and symbols that identify the products and services offered by one company and distinguish them from those of another. They include names, brands, logos, designs, shapes and sometimes even colors. The goodwill associated with a trade mark can be one of the most valuable assets […]

Landlord and Tenant

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How to Purchase Real Property with Someone Else

If you are a business owner with the intention of purchasing real property, there may be cases when you need to do so with another person. For example, if you are in partnership with someone else, you may jointly purchase property for use in your business. In addition, if you […]

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How to Make a Residential Tenancy Agreement

It is not unusual for the owner of a business to lease residential property and offer key employees accommodation as part of their benefits package. While renting a dwelling may seem like a very straightforward proposition, especially for a business person, a large percentage of those who have leased residential […]

Loans and Guarantees

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How to Make a Loan to a Company

Almost every company will borrow money at some point to finance its operations. In many cases, the loan will come from a bank. But there may also be times when an individual, such as one of the directors or shareholders of a company, is the lender. In certain situations it […]

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How to Make a Secured Loan

A secured loan, if properly put in place, is backed by the assets of the borrower. This means that if the borrower does not make a payment on the loan or otherwise defaults, the lender can sell the secured assets and apply the proceeds towards the outstanding loan amount. It […]

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How to Create a Guarantee

The shareholders and directors of a limited liability company are normally not responsible for the company’s obligations. This means that a creditor can only look to the assets of the company when seeking repayment of a debt. In some cases, however, it becomes necessary for the principal shareholders and/or directors […]

Personal Budgeting

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Do You Need a Budget?

In this article, we will look at the advantages of creating and adhering to a personal budget. We’ll cover the different types of budgets and the various items that need to be considered when creating a personal budget. Every day, consumers are inundated with opportunities to buy, and in more […]

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Key Points for a Successful Budget.

Before moving on to the next step—preparing to budget—consider some factors that will ensure greater success with creating and sticking to the plan. Be as accurate as possible. Don’t guess about your income and expenses. Look at recent paystubs to know gross pay and each amount that is withheld. For […]

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What are Your Budget Goals?

The purpose of a budget is to guide an individual to achieve specific financial goals. Consider the budget as the action plan for meeting those objectives. Before actually creating the budget, the first step is to establish a set of goals that will be accomplished with the financial plan. Without […]

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Monitoring Your Budget Progress.

The only way you can prevent budgetary mishaps is by keeping an eye on how you’re succeeding with your budget. Schedule a regular time each week when you can sit down and evaluate your progress. This should be a priority appointment with yourself, not a casual one that you easily […]

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Creating Accountability in Your Budget!

A budget is only going to work if you stick to the plan. Leaving out items will only curtail the quest for financial security. Just as you would follow a doctor’s medical advice, you should treat your personal budget as a prescription for financial well-being. Skipping a “dose” by leaving […]

Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

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What Is a Will & Should You Make One?

Simply put, a will is a legal document that allows you to express your desires and intentions regarding the distribution of your property following your death. It is your will that sets out how, when and even why you want your property apportioned between your relatives, friends and charities when […]

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What Happens to an Estate if there is No Will?

When a person dies without making a will or if their will cannot be located, is deemed false or invalid (for not meeting the statutory requirements), it’s called dying intestate. The Succession Act, 1965 has a set of statutory rules governing who is entitled to receive a person’s property if […]

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Should You Make Your Own Will

Absolutely! Provided your estate is not too complex (and most estates are not complex) and you are not actively trying to disinherit your spouse or child, you can easily make your own will. While many solicitors will correctly tell you that it’s important to get proper legal advice when making […]

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Making Your Will Online

Making a will online with enodare.ie is a simple and easy process. Once you have created an account with Enodare you can login as often as you wish and make changes to your will until you are entirely satisfied. This ensures that you can spend time reflecting on how you […]

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Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document by which you can appoint and authorize another person (usually a trusted friend, family member, colleague or adviser) to act on your behalf and to legally bind you in that respect. While most people fail to see the importance of having a […]

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General Power of Attorney

A ‘general power of attorney’ is virtually unlimited in scope. It allows your attorney to act as your authorized legal representative in relation to the whole cross-section of your legal and financial affairs, until such time as that authorization is terminated. In other words, your attorney will have full legal […]

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Limited Power of Attorney

A ‘limited power of attorney’ is very similar to a general power of attorney except that it imposes specific and sometimes substantial limits upon the authorisation granted to your attorney. This could, for example, be a limit to the scope or duration of the authority granted to him. Often, people […]

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