Grace Period for Designs

Did you know that the Designs Act in Australia now has a 12-month grace period?  From March 2022, the new amendment provides a safeguard against unintended public disclosure of your design. Before the amendment, as soon as your design was disclosed to the public, you were prevented from registering the design for that product. This new grace [...]

2023-04-16T23:31:03+00:00April 16th, 2023|Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Grace Period for Designs

e-Commerce Legislation Worldwide

We all use the internet, some with more caution than others. It is a great way to get our businesses out there and in front of our consumers, and it is becoming easier and more acceptable to sell products and services online. There are so many that wouldn’t even think twice about doing so. The [...]

2022-11-27T23:28:04+00:00November 27th, 2022|Data Protection|Comments Off on e-Commerce Legislation Worldwide

Sale of Business Basics: Asset or Share Sale?

Often the first fundamental question a lawyer will ask when requested to prepare documentation for a sale of a business is: Are you conducting an Asset or a Share sale? Whilst for the most part this is a fairly straightforward consideration, oftentimes buyers and sellers will not fully understand the fundamental advantages and disadvantages of [...]

2021-11-03T23:51:15+00:00September 16th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Sale of Business Basics: Asset or Share Sale?

Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements

Should we bother with a Supply Agreement? For a lawyer, the above question is akin to asking “should I tie my shoe laces?” but putting the legal ‘nerd alert’ to one side, there are many good commercial reasons why it is important to have a supply agreement in place. Whilst the list of benefits is [...]

2021-01-27T00:47:15+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements
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