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Border Protection Against Counterfeit / Copy Products

3 June 2014 - Intellectual Property, Legal Updates

The importation of cheap copy or counterfeit products into Australia can damage your brand, and undermine the significant investment you make in advertising, promoting and selling your products. Filing a Notice of Objection with Australia Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) is a cost-effective way of stopping these products from entering the Australian market and helping you enforce your valuable IP rights.

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PPSA – Protecting Interests Under Retention Of Title – Do You Have The Protection You Think You Do?

6 May 2014 - General Commercial, Legal Updates

With the introduction of the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) on 30 January 2012, the protections afforded to suppliers who provide goods to their customers under retention of title arrangements (ROT) have changed dramatically.

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Franchising Code of Conduct – Upcoming Changes

8 April 2014 - Franchising, Legal Updates

On 2 April 2014, the Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, announced the Federal Government’s intention to proceed with changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct foreshadowed last year under the previous government.

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Privacy Law Changes – Are You Compliant?

18 March 2014 - Legal Updates, Privacy

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) requires organisations that collect, use, and disclose personal information and sensitive information about individuals, to do so in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs came into effect on 12 March 2014 and require organisations to implement procedures and systems to ensure they are compliant with the minimum standards.

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Election 2013 – What this means for your business

11 September 2013 - Legal Updates

The Coalition’s election victory will see a number of changes to key employment and industrial relations policies and issues. The Coalition has proposed limited changes to Labor’s Fair Work framework in its first term. In its publication “The Coalition’s Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws” published in May 2013, the Coalition set out a number of IR policies it will seek to implement.

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