Businesses have been sneaking clauses into their customer terms that allow them to keep deposits or ‘fine’ customers for negative reviews. But is this legal?
Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.
Google is receiving one million takedown notices per day. Not for ‘right to be forgotten’ but for copyright infringement.
Have you thought about running a contest or competition to boost sales? Here are the key legal details you need to be aware of.
The Australian Taxation Office has released its much anticipated guidance on the taxation treatment of bitcoin. Along with the guidance paper they released a slew of draft rulings.
Many startups and small business owners are unsure about whether they need insurance, and if they do, what sort. It’s a good question which comes up quite often.
Melbourne-based startup lawyers General Standards is opening New York and London offices to support its Australian startup clients’ international expansions.
There’s been a lot of talk about internships recently and the potential problems of exploitation employers can run into when they take on free labour.
You have agreed with a friend or colleague to start up your business idea. But if you don’t agree upfront how to structure your ‘arrangement’, you can end up in big legal battles.
A copyright battle between two single-word messaging apps appears to be over before it even got started.
Novelty nanosocial app Yo! has allegedly accused Australian-based push notification API Oi! of copyright infringement.
EU regulators are pushing for the EU court ruling on the ‘right to be forgotten’ to be extended worldwide. Here's the legal implications for your startup.
Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of websites.
There are a few potential issues associated with this scenario you need to consider.
Did you know it’s against the law to say you will not provide a refund under any circumstances?
It’s hard to deny the power of online testimonials. However, there are three things you need to know before you start posting fake reviews.
Apple has won the right to trademark its flagship store design in Europe in a landmark ruling.
Google, Canon and other information technology corporations last week announced they’re banding together in an attempt to fix an allegedly broken patent system and squash the wave of patent trolls and privateers crippling innovation.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated Federal Court proceedings against daily deals site Spreets, which it alleges misled consumers in 2011 and 2012.
You’re not backing up your website, emails or documents? Fail.