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How to Register a Trade Mark for Your Business – and why

16 May 2016 - Intellectual Property, Legal Updates

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.

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Unsuccessful franchisee class action against Pizza Hut

3 May 2016 - Franchising, Legal Updates

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.

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Work Safe, Work Smart

18 April 2016 - Legal Updates, Workplace Safety

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.

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FWC sets aside unreasonable prohibition notice

15 April 2016 - Legal Updates, Workplace Safety

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.

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ACCC Priority Areas in 2016

23 March 2016 - Competition & Consumer Law, Legal Updates

At the start of every year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announce several priority areas that will be the focus of their compliance and enforcement activities for that year.

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