Kyle and Jackie O’s recent trademark battle with radio station owner Southern Cross Austereo has raised some critical legal questions about the ownership of social media accounts. Here’s how it impacts your business.
Leaked documents from the negotiations of one of the world’s most secretive free trade agreements show Australian businesses could soon be subject to the worst aspects of the American copyright regime.
The theft of your company secrets can damage your business – especially if you run a tech start-up. Here are four steps your business you need to take if you find out your confidentiality agreements have been broken.
It’s not often a superhero makes an appearance in a Federal Court case, but Warner Brothers has won a legal battle against a Melbourne gym over the rights to the term ‘Superman Workout’.
The founder of Victorian company FreshBins has highlighted the importance of having a good patent attorney, after lamenting the lack of local investment in FreshBins’ patented technology.
While this is a complicated situation, there are a few important things you need to know before you visit the trademark office.
There are many regulations you need to deal with when starting a business. However, how many traditional law firms aren’t designed to help new start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
A NSW online media start-up has been hit by legal action taken by a similarly named rival, New York-based firm The Business Insider, which claims the Australian enterprise is guilty of “misleading and deceptive” conduct by using the moniker.
A new Federal Government-commissioned report has outlined six key initiatives to drive Australian innovation, including improving the way commercial agreements are negotiated and helping businesses better engage with researchers.
Changes to the country’s patent laws require start-ups to prove their big ideas are truly innovative. Here’s what you need to know. BY NINA HENDY.
Taskmaster Enterprises has just invested in a broken John Deere combine harvester. However, in an empty office, there are good reasons why it’s an important business investment.
The national business name register is continuing to give start-ups headaches.
The Federal Government is considering tough new standards for innovation patents to stop large companies from abusing Australia’s IP system, admitting weaker patents can “create problems”.
A US start-up accused of intellectual property infringement says it was kicked off Kickstarter just 10 hours before its campaign was due to end, highlighting the potential risks of crowdfunding.
A patent expert has issued some advice about Australia’s new intellectual property and patenting laws, urging start-ups to refrain from rushing into a “quick and dirty” patent application.
These days, cheap imitations are as common as bad Elvis impersonators on karaoke night. So here are five ways to protect your business from copycats who want to step on your blue suede shoes. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Alarming new statistics reveal that 70% of all micro businesses have no intellectual property protection. If you’ve worked hard to develop your big business idea, here are five mistakes you can’t afford to make. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Almost 70% of businesses with zero to four staff use no intellectual property protection methods, according to an alarming Australian Bureau of Statistics report.
Creating more R&D incentives and improving capital markets have been cited as potential drivers of intellectual property and tax revenue in Australia, in the wake of revelations of Google Australia’s modest tax bill.
Relivit, a Swinburne University student start-up, has won a $5,000 global award for the strength of its business plan with regard to intellectual property rights.