The legal side to starting a small business can be very confusing. Make sure you have the correct intellectual property (IP) protection, or you may be subject to copyright or trademark theft. Protect your intellectual property (IP) adequately using patents and trademarking to ensure you are not a victim of intellectual property (IP) theft. Commercial law and small business law is also an important consideration: ensure you use a reputable small business law firm to get legal advice and keep legal fees down. Use this section for small business advice on commercial law, small business law and employment law, including unfair dismissal for employers and business tribunals, employment tribunals and employee discrimination cases.