Legal matters


“Every single business needs legal”: LawPath raises $1.3 million

10:15PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 |  Founders need to find investors that are ready to be fully involved in the whole journey and who share the same vision for the startup, LawPath CEO Damien Andreasen says.

Social media defamation on the rise: how to not get caught up in a costly legal battle

8:57PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 |  Social media is fuelling a significant increase in defamation cases, according to Australia’s largest plaintiff law firm.

Judge blocks Voltage Pictures from sending "dead cats" to Dallas Buyers Club downloaders

8:10PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 |  In a spectacular setback for Voltage Pictures and Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Justice Nye Perram today denied them permission to send letters to people they were accusing of having downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club illegaly.

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.