With the government’s Making Tax Digital initiative on the horizon, tax expert Mike Parkes talks us through his top advice for newly self-employed creatives.
Are you up to scratch on legal knowledge? Read about intellectual property laws and copyright, design patents and design rights.
HM Revenue & Customs has an ambitious plan to make filing tax returns digital — we’ve broken down what this means for you and how to prepare for the changes.
The move would give UK designers protection against copying across all EU member states, something that had previously not been assured in the withdrawal bill.
As design businesses consider an eventual return to the studio, we explore the legal information that employers and employees need to know.
What financial help you are entitled to if you get sick with COVID-19 or if you are unable to work through self isolation as a freelancer/self-employed worker.
Changes to the tax legislation, which controls off-payroll working situations like freelancing, will come into effect from 6 April – here Design Week breaks the issue down.
The move will allow designers from both studios to “come together and serve customers in a much fuller way”, according to Monotype CEO Scott Landers.
US-based game developers and tech workers have joined one of the country’s biggest trade unions, but what kind of working culture led to this moment, and how does the situation
Research carried out by recruitment agency Aquent shows a disparity in pay rises among junior and senior designers and “hot demand” for UX talent.
Unregistered design right is protected within EU law, but negotiation talks have not recognised its importance according to an open letter to the Prime Minister.
New regulations coming into effect on the 23 September 2019 will require public sector websites and apps to be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.
Last week, we examined how the global sports brand has been unsuccessful in claiming the use of three stripes as its own — corporate lawyer Tessa Laws shares her advice
The brand has lost the right to trademark a symbol of three parallel lines appearing in “any direction”, on the basis that this is not unique to Adidas.
The children’s brand, which designs and manufactures all its own products, is seeking legal action against the supermarket for selling a baby changing bag which BabaBing claims is a “blatant
The founder of an agency representing self-employed creatives is pushing for better recognition of illustration as a “long-term career”, and protection over issues such as late payments and plagiarism.
Copyright might sound like fancy lawyers and big business, but its impact is real for studios of all sizes, says Eric Schrijver. The designer and author shares his best advice
The prime minister revealed the first draft of the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU on 14 November, to much controversy and speculation from her peers. We analyse the policies
You can still buy tickets to our coveted annual event, which takes place on 26 June and celebrates the best in design across digital, graphics, interiors and more.
In light of World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) 2018, we ask designers and IP professionals their advice for graduates on how to protect their work from copyright infringement.
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of