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Ah promises promises! I hear your mournful sigh. It reminds me, in an odd sort of way, of one of my favourite poems by Robert Frost, and it certainly doesn’t help that we’re Mediterranean. By this of course I mean we’re a people who clearly think (as opposed to thinking clearly) that promises, like laws, are made to...
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There really was no way that John Borg was ever going to convince the judge that it was the cashing bank that was responsible for his brother’s alleged fraud. I say alleged, because I’m pretty sure this was a scheme devised principally by one of two brothers, partners-in-crime, so to speak. As much was said...
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You’ve decided that you can’t keep on trading in your own name. There may be a variety of reasons that brought you to this decision – professional liability, tax planning, risk management, insurability, compliance & regulatory. The list isn’t endless, but it’s long enough and I don’t want to dwell on it any longer. You know, time and space etc....
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Preferably, would be the short answer. But that doesn’t mean either that verbal agreements carry no weight. You know the kind. We’ll decide on the terms over the phone, then we’ll meet over a coffee, shake on it and we’re done. Like true and proper gentlemen. Simple (no lawyers), straightforward (no lawyers) and cheap (and...
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Have you been unfairly sacked from your job? Were you fired for some stupid reason? Do you feel that your employer was just waiting for an excuse to get you off his books in the cheapest manner possible? Well, if any of these situations apply to you, you may be thinking of taking some form...
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You’ve worked hard, investing countless hours writing that novel you always knew you had in you. You stayed up late at night re-designing that circuit that’s been failing OCAD so many times, you could actually taste the copper in your mouth. And you’ve been banging away at that electronic synth you hooked up to your...
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Copyright is the most accessible forms of protection of intellectual property. It is a legal right which grants exclusivity to the author or creator to print, publish, perform, film or record literary or other artistic material. It includes the right to authorise others to do the same to that work. It is the method by...
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The decision isn’t always obvious, and when it is it might not be the most desirable or the most cost-effective. However, ultimately, decisions have to be made, and the hard ones are inevitably the most important. The truth is that innovation is driven by the prospect of increases in revenues or profits. Remove money from that...
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It is somewhat ironic that the highest form of intellectual property protective measures enjoys the shortest life-span ever whereas the weakest formal protective mechanism enjoys the longest. To make matters even worse, so to speak, informal methods of protection last indefinitely! We’ve said this before and I believe it was here. Anyway, all that’s beside...
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Perhaps you haven’t decided whether or not you want to do business in Malta or with a Maltese company. You might also think that Malta is some far-flung funny jurisdiction with dodgy rules and run by a mob of shady bankers and marauding tax evaders. Well, it isn’t. And here’s the ticket – Malta is...
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