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Licencing IP – What are the considerations?

Exclusive, non-exclusive, or sole licence: Basically – what degree of exclusivity will the IP licence grant to the licensee? This will depend on both parties’ particular wishes, and the kind of IP being licenced. An exclusive licence means that only the licensee is allowed to access and use the IP … Continue reading

Portable Long Service Leave – what employers in the community service, contract cleaning and security industries need to know

In September 2018, the Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) was passed by Victorian Parliament, with the provisions of the Bill to come into effect in mid-2019. The Bill introduced significant changes to the way that long service leave operates in the community service, contract cleaning and security … Continue reading

Statutory demands – when are they appropriate?

Statutory demands are not always an appropriate solution to unpaid debt. The courts have been quite clear on when a statutory demand should and should not be used. And watch out – if a statutory demand is made inappropriately, it will be to the claimant’s detriment. Some legal insight – … Continue reading

Estate planning for small business

Are you the owner of a small business and/or have equitable interests in a business or company? Have you made provisions in your will for the administration of your business? Your Estate planning should be aligned with your business succession arrangements to ensure that all you have worked so hard … Continue reading

What does the GDPR mean for your business?

Firstly… GDPR? What is this?! The GDPR is the European Union General Data Protection Regulation that contains new data protection requirements. The GDPR applies to businesses as of 25 May 2018. Australian businesses are responsible for ensure data handling practices comply with the GDPR before commencement. Does it apply to … Continue reading

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