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Do I need to trade mark my App name?

May 10 2013 A trade mark is something that identifies your brand and distinguishes it from others. It also helps you build a reputation and brand identity with…

Trade Mark Law: what is secondary meaning?

July 22 2015 This means that it must not simply ‘describe’ the goods or services that it intends to cover. Examples of descriptive terms could be the words ‘Fresh’…

Cybersquatting; typosquatting – Facebook’s $2.8 million in damages and domain names

May 10 2013 A decision was recently handed down in California awarding Facebook $2.8 million in damages for domain name 'squatting'. The defendants in the…

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 - the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act modernised

November 28 2012 On 22 November 2012 the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act Amendment Bill was passed through parliament.

Workplace bullying: six things you need to do to prepare for the new legislation

July 8 2013 On 27 June 2013, the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 passed both Houses of Parliament. Commencing 1 January 2014, the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 will…

Issuing valid invoices under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act; when does an entitlement to the invoiced amount arise and consequences of invalid invoices

December 21 2020 The Security of Payments Act serves to act as an alternative to traditional litigation for the recovery of unpaid invoices and payments claims in the…

New Year - Trade Mark Checklist for 2021

December 15 2020 With the beginning of the New Year, it is important that you reflect on where you are and what you hope to achieve with your trade mark portfolio…

Deadline for Victorian Local Councils: Update your Councillor Code of Conduct

December 15 2020 This is the second of a series of articles on the staged introduction of the Local Government Act 2020 (Vic) (the new Act), which applies to local…

Intellectual Property Summary

December 15 2020 In this briefing, we provide an overarching summary of the key types of intellectual property being: Confidential Information Patents Copyright Trade…

What is the difference between a Charity and a Not-For-Profit?

December 10 2020 You're starting a new entity or organisation aimed at the public good: a school, church, hospital, clothing recycling centre, or public advocacy…