The trick to starting up as a soloist is to keep your personal expenses separate from your business ones. Otherwise, things might get a little messy when the taxman visits.
Are you thinking of launching a competition on social media? Before you do, there are a few key legal issues you must be aware of first.
Nikee Pomper accepted the chief operations officer role at customisable formal wear start-up Fame & Partners after realising she was fundamentally a “start-up person rather than a corporate one”.
New privacy laws are coming in by March next year. Here’s what your business needs to know to be prepared.
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.
Start-up founders who misunderstand the Australian copyright system are at risk of ending up in long legal battles over who owns their software or app, according to technology lawyer Alan Arnott.
With the Melbourne Cup Day come the sickies that stop a nation. Here’s what you need to do
If an employee is dismissed in a “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” manner they may be awarded up to six month’s pay. Here are six things you need to do before you sack a member of your staff.
After noticing how hard it was for friends and acquaintances to find the right lawyer to handle their legal issues, corporate lawyer Jeremy Tompkins created a platform to fill the gap.
The Seinfeld episode where Kramer “invents” a fragrance is a good example of a common mistake entrepreneurs make with copyrights.
Are you worried about someone stealing your business brand? Here are the steps you must take to make sure it’s protected.
Are you considering taking legal action against someone? Here are six things you need to consider before you do.
Finn Peacock didn’t realise his straightforward approach to brand creation would get him into legal hassles, but he’s learned a lot since defending his solar industry quote comparison brand against local and international copycats.
Contracts can pose many legal risks for unwary small business owners. Here are the four things you must do before you put your signature on the dotted line.
If you are starting a new business it’s important to consider the registration of trademarks early on. Here are the key details you need to know.
You rely on your online legals to protect you and your business in the event of a customer suing you or reporting your business to a regulatory authority. So it’s important you get them right.
An application filed by Apple Inc to trademark the term “startup” in Australia has been approved for indexing and will be up for examination in November.
Matt Cooper, vice president of international and enterprise at oDesk, shares advice on how to hire and manage outsourced workers in advance of his appearance at the Startup Spring Festival.
You can’t just walk away from a binding legal contract, but there are some useful strategies to keep in mind when navigating this tricky path.
Last week, Tom O’Brien wrote about six important issues to consider when negotiating your first commercial lease. This week we’ll go into a bit more detail on commercial lease agreements, setting out a number of document specific clauses to keep an eye out for.