One of the things about the fine print is that it is often fixed in stone. So beware.
There are so many issues that arise in this situation, so it is certainly worthwhile getting the help of an external professional.
Here are a few essential details you'll need to cover in any contract with your suppliers.
A work Christmas party carries many legal risks, so treat it as an extension of your workplace.
While the fine print is often set in stone, you still have rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
A successful inter-generational hand-over of your family business is a three stage process.
Ultimately, it comes down to a cost-benefit analysis: Will the potential costs of a lawsuit outweigh the benefits to your brand or business?
Before you sign a franchise agreement, do your homework and get a lawyer.
Before you make a decision about whether or not to register a trademark, there are some important facts you need to consider.
There is both a technical and a legal dimension to this question that you need to consider.
You should still register your business name as a trade mark – and there’s a very important reason why. BY JAMES OMOND.
Unfortunately this issue is all too common, as there seems to be many people out there in the business world who, for whatever reason, feel they don't have to pay their suppliers.
Finding a lawyer who specialises in your industry may be more important than finding one who specialises in start-ups.
Before you consider leaving the franchise to operate independently of it, it’s imperative you seek advice from a business lawyer.
There are two key elements which should be covered in a shareholder agreement – money, and the exit strategy.
I have applied to register my business name as a trade mark but I have received a rejection. What I can do from here?
There are a large number of reasons why an application can be rejected by the TM Office.
What you wish to do is certainly possible, and frequently done, in Australia.
We have employment agreements that contain a probationary period clause of three months. Is it legal to extend this for one of our employees?
Employers should be encouraged to talk with employees about poor performance even during probationary periods. But as always, seek advice before acting.
At some point I’m planning to expand my brand overseas. When should I start thinking about trademarks?
At the risk of sounding too much like a lawyer, the answer to your question, is No, but a little bit of yes.
Unfortunately if your idea is just that -- an idea -- there is very little you can do to prevent someone else from adopting or copying it.