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Online Learning: Protecting Your Business Online

COVID-19 has necessitated that many businesses conduct more business online.
This series of presentations by our Principal Lawyer, Jeanette Jifkins, aims at raising awareness on Australian and international laws, and best practice to secure data and privacy.

What Does A Standard Signing Clause Look Like and What Does It Apply To?

A person will be bound by the terms of an agreement they sign whether or not they have read it, and whether or not they understand its terms. So, a signing clause can be very simple. The main purpose is to prove that a person has agreed to the contract they have signed.

Trade Marks and Copyright: The Difference Explained

For many businesses, intellectual property is one of their most valuable assets. We often get questions from our clients on how they can best protect their intellectual property, but what we have noticed is that many of them struggle to identify what specifically they are trying to protect.

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Trade Marks and Copyright: The Difference Explained

Trade Marks and Copyright: The Difference Explained

For many businesses, intellectual property is one of their most valuable assets. We often get questions from our clients on how they can best protect their intellectual property, but what we have noticed is that many of them struggle to identify what specifically they are trying to protect.

Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

Legally Binding Contracts: What You Need To Know

LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW There is no doubt that running a business has risks. These risks may come from your employees, your contractors, your suppliers or customers. As a business owner, you need to take control of your business by assessing...

Witnessing a Signature: What You Need to Know

Witnessing a Signature: What You Need to Know

WITNESSING A SIGNATURE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  Getting a document signed is all about proof. It is a lot easier to show that someone has agreed to a contract if you can show that they applied their signature to that document, and a witness helps to identify the person...

Deeds vs Agreements: What’s the Difference?

Deeds vs Agreements: What’s the Difference?

deeds vs agreements: what's the difference?  Contracts are an essential part of running a business, and they often come in different forms. You may have noticed that some documents are called ‘agreements’, and some are instead called ‘deeds’. So, what exactly is the...

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts  *Last updated 12 July 2021* Very few documents are legally required to have a 'wet' signature. That is a signature applied using pen and ink.  Most business contracts you enter into don't require a 'wet' signature and may not require a...

Event Release Forms: Everything Yours Should Include

Event Release Forms: Everything Yours Should Include

event release forms: everything yours should include As a small business owner, do you run events, co-host events, sponsor events or plan to run events to help propel your business forward faster? The advantages of holding events are obvious. Not only will you be...

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