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Are you looking to set your business apart? Have you invested a lot of time and money in your brand and want to protect it? Trademark registration may be the way to go. Whilst there is no legal requirement to register a logo, business, company or domain name as a trade mark, there are many important benefits to doing so.
The Federal Court recently dismissed a class action by 190 Pizza Hut franchisees, who alleged that a pricing strategy adopted by the franchisor (Yum!) in July 2014 constituted breach of contract, negligence and unconscionable conduct.
WorkCover insurance is provided by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA), and is compulsory for the majority of businesses. Whilst the VWA calculates the relevant premium payable by your business, a review of the workplace industry classification nominated by the VWA could result in a reduction in your premium and a saving to your business.
Businesses have the right to appeal prohibition or improvement notices issued to them by government bodies. In a recent case, the Fair Work Commission set aside a prohibition notice on the grounds that it was not reasonable in the circumstances and exceeded industry standards.