Incorporating a business often also means becoming a director – along with all the legal responsibilities that entails. Here are seven key issues you must be aware of as a company director.
If cashflow is a challenge, finding the money to afford professional legal advice can be difficult. Here are four easy ways to cut your legal bills.
The recent Apple v Amazon case in the United States concerning Amazon’s use of the phrase ‘Appstore’ provides an important lesson for business owners in relation to use of trademarks.
A fashion retailer in Perth is battling it out with UK retail giant Arcadia Group, ahead of the expected launch of the UK Topshop brand in the city.
Once your business gets off the ground, the legal issues you face change. Here are four major legal risks every business needs to manage.
The federal government is moving to create a national licensing system for thousands of tradespeople around Australia. Here are the key details every tradie needs to know.
If you use email as part of your marketing strategy, you could inadvertently be falling foul of the Spam Act without even realising it. Here are the legal basics you need to be aware of.
Do you suspect some of your staff could be stealing from your business? If so, here are your rights and responsibilities.
The competition watchdog has started legal proceedings against online group buying site Scoopon in the Federal Court.
The right team can make the difference between your businesses failing or achieving your vision.
You’re setting up a business with a website to promote it. Here's a guide to the fine print you should include.
Are you looking to find an investor for your venture? If so, here are some crucial points you need to make sure are covered in your investor agreements.
In the latest of a 10-part series looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013, we examine recruitment. Knowing how to hire staff or how to legally let them go is one of the big challenges businesses face.
Miele has had to amend some of its advertisements after being taken to the Advertising Claims Board by its competitor Dyson.
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 long-awaited publication on Friday of the government’s review of the Franchising Code of Conduct has been welcomed by the franchising sector.
PayPal has issued some top tips for sharing information safely online after a report revealed more than half of Australians are unsure how many websites hold their personal information.
A small business which has been trading as Coffee Guy since 2006 is now struggling against the might of the Retail Food Group and its introduction of The Coffee Guy brand in Australia.
A small business group is confident the additional $7.8 million allocated to the National Business Names Register in the 2013 federal budget will fix the problems businesses face with the regime, after the opposition voiced its concern.
US-based eCommerce website Etsy has defended its terms and conditions after one of its merchants claimed his shop was shut down amid suspicions his products weren’t handmade.