Do you own your trade marks?

The Full Federal Court has recently confirmed that trade marks applied for in the name of the wrong entity or individual will be invalid and open to cancellation. Ownership issues often arise when: A licensee files an application for a licensor’s mark; The wrong entity within a corporate group is named as the applicant; or … Read more

Why should you consider estate planning?

What is estate planning? Often, an effective estate plan does not end with a Will. It should adopt strategies to ensure that your wealth is protected during your lifetime, as well as enable the effective transfer of your wealth to your beneficiaries, without causing unnecessary stress and expense. Estate planning involves identifying your goals and … Read more

Outsourcing – An easy way to comply with the Notifiable Data Breach scheme?

The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) has always required organisations which are bound by the Privacy Act (‘APP Entities’) to take reasonable steps to keep personal information (Personal Information) secure. However, the newly introduced Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme has added a further obligation for APP Entities to notify the Office of the Australian Information … Read more

Key IP and technology issues for Building and Construction (B&C) industry

The continuing introduction of new technologies into the B&C industry has brought with it a number of vital IP and regulatory considerations. It is important to understand these developments as they arise in the industry, in order to maintain a competitive advantage and avoid potential legal disputes. Are you compliant with the new technology regulations? … Read more

Are you sitting on circumstances that should be notified to your insurer?

In all likelihood, you devote a substantial (and alarming) amount of money each year to insurance. Knowing when and how to notify claims and circumstances to an insurer is imperative to take full advantage of your cover and protect your business against a wide range of risks. Importance of notifying under claims made policies Policies … Read more