Major revamp of historic markets gets under way

Work on a major £1m overhaul of Middlesbrough’s historic North Ormesby Market Square gets under way this week. The complete refurbishment which starts today follows months of planning and extensive consultation with market traders and local residents. The scheme will transform the square – which is home to the Grade 2 listed… More →

Businessman takes bite out of the Big Apple’s arts scene

A Whitley Bay born company director has launched a digital firm which allows some of New York’s most exciting talent sell their work in the UK, Europe and beyond. By trade, Mike O’Brien sells technology to some of the world’s biggest investment banks, spending much of his time at Wall Street… More →

‘Deadgood’ future for North East company

Having won contracts with the BBC and Phillips, a North East furniture design company is making ambitious plans for expansion creating 3 jobs in the process. Newcastle based Deadgood is looking to more than double its workforce after seeing demand for two of its main products soar. In addition to its base… More →

Sunderland AFC reveal financial losses

Sunderland AFC have announced a substantial financial loss before tax, according to an annual report, with increased expenditure on players contributing. The North East club saw losses rise by over £1 million from the previous year to £27.9m after spending £28m on new purchases before the club record signing of Asamoah Gyan. The… More →

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Protecting your ideas

Ahead of Design Means Business 2-day conference in a couple of weeks, Design Network North wants to know how Intellectual property has impacted on your business.

Bob Elliott of leading North East law firm Crutes will run the website design workshop on the second day of the prestigious event, which takes place on March 15 and 16 at Sage Gateshead. He will be investigating the rights of individuals or companies regarding website content, legal action to prevent others using material without consent and ownership, when an external website developer or designer is involved. Bob said: “A website is an asset that businesses and individuals are entitled to protect against theft. This workshop will show businesses how to look after this asset and prevent unscrupulous competitors from stealing ideas.”

Here at bdaily, we want to find out how big an issue intellectual property is for our readers. Can you choose of the three areas that has directly effected your business the most.