Legal matters


ACCC drags Scoopon into court over claims the group buying site misled businesses

7:24PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 |  The competition watchdog has started legal proceedings against online group buying site Scoopon in the Federal Court.

Incentivise your team: A quick guide to employee share schemes and phantom share schemes

7:28PM | Monday, 1 July 2013 |  The right team can make the difference between your businesses failing or achieving your vision.

What are the small print things I should look for when signing legal documents?

5:00AM | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 |  One of the things about the fine print is that it is often fixed in stone. So beware.

Doing business online: What are the legal issues?

3:25PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 |  In part two of StartupSmart’s five-part series on the legal issues entrepreneurs face, we examine the legal issues you need to confront before you do business online.

What constitutes the "prior use" of a trademark?

7:57PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 |  Generally, the first person to apply for a trademark in Australia has a stronger claim to using it.

Apple hits out at café over logo

10:00PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  Tech giant Apple has accused a German café of trademark infringement after the business commissioned a logo of a red apple, providing start-ups with a warning over their logo choice.

Review your working from home practices

10:53PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  If you have employees working from home, you need to start thinking about OH&S practices.

The top 10 Shonky “winners”

10:03PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  Choice’s Shonky Awards have become the one prize that every Australian business doesn’t want to receive. We’ve picked 10 of the worst and outline what start-ups can learn from these business’ slip-ups.

Make sure you understand pay rules about work outside of business hours

10:59PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 |  Have you checked your pay obligations and ensured that you are meeting them? If not, you need to do it today.

Is it possible to patent particular processes and ways of doing things?

10:22PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 |  It is possible to obtain a patent for an apparatus, or for processes and methods of doing something, provided it meets certain criteria.