How to manage the follow-up of a request for proposal (RFP) for legal services

Perhaps unfortunately for law firms, a request for proposal (RFP) is becoming a standard element of many companies’ efforts to obtain legal services. For the corporate, legal services RFPs can ...

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IP Benchmarking: A quick win for in–house intellectual property counsel

The role of an intellectual property counsel is to be a legal advisor for the internal business as well as a manager of external activities related to the legal and IP strategy. Similar to the...

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The role of in-house legal counsel in brand management

According to an assessment by accountancy firm PwC, intangible assets can account for up to 75% of a company’s value. And brand equity is often the key driver of a company’s success. This has...

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A Simple Way to Cut At Least 30% Off Intellectual Property Management Costs

The pressure on legal departments to manage the costs of intellectual property management is continuously rising. This is due in part to the increased costs of managing IP assets as well as the...

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Cut costs and reduce inefficiencies: what can in-house legal teams do?

There is always pressure on costs. Indeed, an in-house legal team is often seen purely as a cost centre, which can make discussions over budgeting challenging.

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5 magic sentences that get legal plans approved by management

As much as we might wish it were different, it’s a fact of life that an in-house legal team will have to justify their legal plans to senior management. It’s also a fact that good plans on their...

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5 tips for in-house legal counsel: how to do more with less

It’s a common challenge for in-house legal departments: how to achieve better results with fewer resources.

On its own, it should be relatively straightforward to improve results. Similarly, it...

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How to prepare a corporate legal department budget properly

Creating a corporate legal department budget is no small task. Most corporates are looking to save money, but more than that, they are looking to understand what outcomes result from the money...

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The Curious Case Of ‘Black Friday’ Trademark

Everyone - at least once in his life - has heard about “Black Friday”. Did you know it was a trademark? Such marks, which use has become more and more widespread, are subject to changes and...

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