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COVID-19 and Signing Contracts

COVID-19 and Signing Contracts   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 signature at all to be...

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...

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Types of Contracts

Types of Contracts

Sometimes the type of contract you are looking for in business is not the type of contract you need.

GDPR and the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

GDPR and the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The UK is scheduled to exit from the EU on 29 March 2019 There are substantial negotiations underway for transitioning of legal, trade and other relations between the UK and the EU after Brexit happens. At this stage, many of the negotiations have been unsuccessful...

Is it OK to Use Trade Marks in Adwords, Keywords and Metatags?

Is it OK to Use Trade Marks in Adwords, Keywords and Metatags?

Trade marks can be used in hidden text  In March 2016 Her Honour Justice Katzmann made it very clear that using a competitor’s trade mark in the unseen back end of your online advertising accounts is not a breach of trade mark law, nor is it misleading or...

Unfair Contract Terms – B2B Contracts Under Investigation

Unfair Contract Terms – B2B Contracts Under Investigation

Is your business in line for an ACCC investigation? From November 2016, business to business transactions came within the coverage of some provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. The big change was the application of unfair contract terms to business to business...

Internet Piracy Laws Australia

Internet Piracy Laws Australia

How do Australian anti-piracy laws work? As a small or medium business, stopping internet piracy of your content involves a claim under Copyright Law, after you have asked someone to 'cease and desist' stealing your material. Since mid-2015, Australian ISPs (internet...

Transition from Onyx Online Law to Onyx Legal

Transition from Onyx Online Law to Onyx Legal

Transition From Onyx Online Law to Onyx Legal We have a new name! From the beginning of 2019 we will be transitioning from Onyx Online Law to Onyx Legal. Why? Well, as a forward looking business we give strategic consideration each year to where we are headed, and...

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