Safeguarding your intellectual property

By Margaret Miller • In Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, LawComments Off on Safeguarding your intellectual property

The value of your Intellectual Property (“IP”) could be worth more to you than your real property, business equipment or stock. You need to consider how you can safeguard the ownership of your IP and regularly monitor and control any threats to your ownership. Trademarks IP may be the most

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What is privacy in 2016?

By Danny Bycroft • In Intellectual Property, LitigationComments Off on What is privacy in 2016?

On 28 September 2016, in response to the claim by a group of Melbourne academics that they were able re-identify who certain medical information belonged to on the Australian Government website data.gov.au, Attorney-General George Brandis announced tough new amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“the Act”) which will make

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July 2015 changes to the registration of business names

By Margaret Miller • In Commercial Law, Intellectual PropertyComments Off on July 2015 changes to the registration of business names

The rules for determining whether a business name is available were amended on 20 July 2015 by the Business Names Registration (Availability of Names) Determination 2015, which sets out the conditions for assessing whether a business name should be registered.  The rules consider whether the name sought could be confused with

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Why every business needs to conduct an IP Audit

By Kim Walters • In Intellectual Property, Technology LawComments Off on Why every business needs to conduct an IP Audit

Intellectual property (IP) laws protect your intangible ideas and creations and give you exclusive rights to use your IP and branding. IP is an essential and valuable part of every business but its true worth is often overlooked. A regular IP audit is vital to improving your business systems so

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