Last week’s ruling by the European Union (EU) Court of Justice is already causing chaos in Google’s operations with the new flood of requests. Here's why.
Next month, the European Union will implement a standardised legal framework for handling digital signatures. It’s time to look at whether they’re legally binding in Australia.
Amazon’s move to patent the process of taking a picture of an object against a white background makes Australian startup Pixc stronger, according to founder Holly Cardew.
Lawpath, a “one stop-shop” for individuals and businesses with legal needs, has announced the closure of a new funding round, with the full investment coming from Brook Adcock, the founder of the jewellery business Pandora Australia.
Clearpoint Counsel has come a long way since 2011 when it was launched in Melbourne’s co-working space The Hub, hoping to make legal services more accessible to startups.
LegalVision has pivoted twice and is ready for to grow, raising $300,000 as a revenue loan.
In part three of this series looking at social media and the law, I’ll examine how Australian law limits what you should and shouldn’t post on your social media accounts.
Are you starting or promoting your business through social media? Here are a few key legal points you need to be aware of.
Too many Australian startups are relocating to the United States early in the false belief capital will come easily, says a Silicon Valley-based private equity and venture capital lawyer.
Unfortunately, it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can protect your intellectual property.
New privacy laws came into effect this week and businesses need to review their internal processes and be prepared to pay for customer information in the future, according to law firm Finlaysons.
National law firm Holding Redlich has been “inundated” with calls from businesses which are unprepared for the privacy law changes due to take effect on Wednesday.
While the federal government has announced a focus on simplifying red tape for business, rapidly growing early stage businesses have slightly different needs the government should be aware of.
Did you know there's a legal difference between a company and a business? Before you start-up, here are a few things you should consider.
Does your warranty policy comply with the Australian Consumer Law? Here are the legal and commercial issues you must consider when deciding how, who and when to issue a refund.
Most websites –StartupSmart included – feature a disclaimer of some description. Here’s a look at whether they really provide you with legal protection, and what you need to include in one.
A comedian who created a parody of Starbucks is being sued by the US-based coffee giant for copyright infringement. The case is a major test case for the fair use provisions protecting parodies.
Every creative work has automatic copyright protection. Adding a Creative Commons (CC) licence to your work means you give general rights to the public to use the work in the manner specified, for free.
Australia’s highest court, the High Court of Australia, has recently made a decision that serves as a clear reminder to businesses on the risks associated with misleading advertising and pricing of goods and services.