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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...

Intellectual Property Protection – What is it? & Why You Need it

What IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?  If you are a business owner, it is important for you to understand that your intangible assets, the ones you can’t pick up and hold, are just as valuable as your physical property. If you haven’t appreciated the value of your...

AU$ Trademark Fees Have Changed

IP Australia Fees for Applying to Register a Trade Mark?  A few quick things you should know before making an application for a trade mark: Registration has local affect (Australia) only, unless you specifically make and pay for an international application The cost...

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Intellectual Property Protection – What is it? & Why You Need it

Intellectual Property Protection – What is it? & Why You Need it

What IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?  If you are a business owner, it is important for you to understand that your intangible assets, the ones you can’t pick up and hold, are just as valuable as your physical property. If you haven’t appreciated the value of your...

AU$ Trademark Fees Have Changed

AU$ Trademark Fees Have Changed

IP Australia Fees for Applying to Register a Trade Mark?  A few quick things you should know before making an application for a trade mark: Registration has local affect (Australia) only, unless you specifically make and pay for an international application The cost...

Disclaimers: What They Do and Don’t Protect You From

Disclaimers: What They Do and Don’t Protect You From

Disclaimers: What they do and don't protect you from  As a business owner, it is likely that you run a website, blog or social media to help people find you, advertise and promote your products or services. It is the most effective way of attracting potential...

Privacy Policy: Collecting and Managing Personal Information

Privacy Policy: Collecting and Managing Personal Information

Privacy Policy: Collecting and managing personal information As a business owner, how many times a day do people give you their personal information? Do you think about protecting it, or do you just assume that the systems you have in place will do that?  Or maybe you...

10 Ways to Avoid a Joint Venture Fail

10 Ways to Avoid a Joint Venture Fail

Joint Ventures are great for collaboration Working together with another like minded entrepreneur is a clever way to accelerate business growth, which is why joint ventures remain a popular way for individuals or organisations to collaborate. But before you ‘Give it...

Using Copyright Material Online

Using Copyright Material Online

What is copyright? Copyright is the legal protection given to any kind of work (eg writing, movies, website content) which has been created by a person.  Copyright gives the owner of the copyright in the works the exclusive rights to: reproduce the works publish,...

The Alarming Rise of the Fake Self-Assessing Tax-Exempt Private Foundation in Australia

The Alarming Rise of the Fake Self-Assessing Tax-Exempt Private Foundation in Australia

When a long standing business client of ours approached us for legal advice just after Christmas, querying the legality of providing intellectual property as a volunteer for the self-assessing tax-exempt private foundation he had established after significant research, we balked.

How can educated, intelligent individuals be misguided into believing that “personal sustenance” of the founder is a legitimate, tax free distribution? Or that a foundation is legitimate when its founding documents specifically deny the rule of law?

Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

What is a Joint Venture? Possibly your first question will be “What is a joint venture?” and then possibly “How is that different from a partnership?”. And yes, it is commonly referred to as a “JV”, but first question first. A joint venture is an alliance between...

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