What Katy Did

We are, of course, talking about Katy Perry the pop star and not the subject of a 19th century children’s book. And, in the case of Perry, What Katy Did was rip-off a fellow artist’s song and [...]

Patent it – or wing it?

Quick quiz… What have the radio, the telephone and, with no hint of irony, the board game Monopoly got in common? Answer: The inventors were not those who cashed in. The money was made by those [...]

Registering a design in the UK

Why – what’s in it for me? If you haven’t thought of registering your business designs, you should…simple as. Whilst it may sound like a dull paper exercise involving lawyers, cost and some [...]

Broker Bulletin 2

OPUS Lucky Winner! Congratulations to James Ogilvie of RAC Business Roadside on winning the OPUS BIBA Conference business card raffle! Sam Bobo, OPUS MD, is seen here handing over the prize to [...]

Broker Bulletin

Intellectual Property Insurance – what is it and why clients need it. You’ve heard about IPI, but how do you position it with your clients? How does it fit their business? Is it relevant? You [...]

BIBA Conference 2019

Opus partners BIBA to provide specialist legal expenses cover backed by A-Rated capacity. The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched an intellectual property insurance scheme [...]

Tangled Web

In a modern business it’s pretty much a certainty, whatever your niche, you’ll need a website. Being online makes you more competitive and opens-up new markets at home and abroad. What business [...]

Share Option

Learning to share You’ve a great idea, product or unique service. You know it’s a winner and you’re the founder. You start your business development and planning. There will come a time when [...]

Mind the Gap!

It’s a problem for all entrepreneurs. You find a gap in the market, whether a service or a product, and head-down you go for it!  The problem with a gap in the market is how do you know you are [...]