Business law


How can I protect my intellectual property?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 |  The forms of intellectual property protection available to you will depend on how your idea will be embodied in a product.

What do I put in my supplier contract?

2:00AM | Friday, 22 February 2013 |  Here are a few essential details you'll need to cover in any contract with your suppliers.

How an overseas deal can get lost in translation

1:41PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  InsightfulCRM’s Marc Englaro, who sold his business to a US-based firm before buying it back again, has first-hand knowledge of how important it is to be able to decode legal jargon and trust in your own convictions. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Car sharing start-up HiGear closes after theft

1:53PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  Luxury car-sharing start-up HiGear has been forced to close after the company fell victim to a ring of professional car thieves.

WA appoints Small Business Commissioner

12:58PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  Western Australia has appointed former small business owner David Easton as the state’s first Small Business Commissioner, following in the footsteps of Victoria, NSW and South Australia.

Christmas and NY public holiday guide

12:23PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  As businesses eagerly anticipate a well-earned Christmas break, the uncertainty surrounding public holidays comes to the fore, with each state making up its own schedule.

Start-up report prompts calls for immigration overhaul in US

12:40PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Almost half of 50 venture-backed companies in the United States were founded or co-founded by immigrants, a study shows, prompting calls for an overhaul of the country’s immigration laws.

Business groups welcome Fair Work Act review

12:28PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Business groups have welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to review the Fair Work Act, although concerns have been raised over the areas the government will focus on.

Shoppers told to “know their rights” this Christmas

12:40PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 |  Shoppers told to “know their rights” this Christmas Retailers have been put on notice after the consumer watchdog said shoppers should “know their rights” this Christmas with regard to guarantees, warranties and refunds.

Report blames retail rents for high product prices

12:33PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Exorbitant retail rents are to blame for high retail prices, according to a new report, adding weight to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on planning and zoning.