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The One Clause That Makes Contracts with Chinese Suppliers Unenforceable
Business,Business Advice,International Trade,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf business dealings were predictable and everything went perfectly, we wouldn’t need contracts. Often a contract is signed and buried in a drawer only to be seen again if the parties are in dispute. When that time comes your contract is worthless if it not enforceable. Too often we are seeing that one clause results […]

Australian Border Force 2018 Customs Compliance Priorities
Business,Business Advice,International Trade

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Australian Border Force (ABF) has released a statement setting out its compliance priorities for 2018. While each importer and exporter will have its own unique risk areas, the statement by the ABF highlights the areas that should be given closest attention. In relation to revenue related claims, the following are the areas that will […]

What the Trans Pacific Partnership Means for Countries that Trade with Australia
Business,Business Advice,International Trade,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is expected the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be signed on 8 March 2018. While Australia has free trade agreements with 9 of the 11 TPP members, the TPP still represents significant opportunities for exporters to Australia, and importers of Australian goods. What is the TPP The short story is that the TPP is a […]

How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in Australia?
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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe cost of registering a trademark depends upon what category your business falls under and the exact products or services you require your trademark protected in relation to.  It’s widely recommended you use a trademark professional who can not only reduce the risk of added expenses but give you the peace of mind you’re giving […]

How Long Does an Australian Trademark Last?
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Reading Time: 5 minutesThe ideal option for protecting your brand is to register a trademark. Trademark registration goes a long way in protecting your brand name or other distinctive sign (such as a logo, business name, distinct packaging get up) in respect of your goods or services from potential infringers, as well providing you legal protection.  If you’re […]

How Can I Protect My Trademark Overseas?
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Reading Time: 7 minutesMost business owners don’t enjoy dealing with the legal side of their company as it can be quite overwhelming having to deal with matters such as legal protection. Many business operators are inexperienced in the area of intellectual property such as, trademarks, copyrights and patents and are often unaware they should register a trademark for […]

What is a Trademark?
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Reading Time: 4 minutesA trademark refers to any ‘sign’ such as a word, phrase, symbol, image, shape, sound, smell, colour or combination of things that identifies and differentiates the goods or services of one trader from the similar goods or services of other traders.  A registered trademark gives the owner rights to use the trademark as registered (and […]

The Difference Between A Property Solicitor and A Conveyancer
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Reading Time: 3 minutesSo what is the difference between a property solicitor and a conveyancer? Now that’s a question we’re often asked, and rightly so. It can be confusing when you’re offered what seems to be the same service by two different professionals. Basically, every time a property changes hands the process is called conveyancing, and conveyancing can be done […]

The Importance of Documenting Your Decisions
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Reading Time: 3 minutesSo, you’ve been brave and made the decision to start a business. Now what? The next step is to ensure that you have the right documentation in place to comply with the law and to set the framework for your business operations. Your Business Framework Companies generally require a constitution to be registered. The constitution […]

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Understanding Binding Financial Agreements & Prenups

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is a Binding Financial Agreement? A Binding Financial Agreement is legal agreement used by married or de facto couples to determine how their property and financial resources shall be divided in the event of a separation or divorce. Binding Financial Agreements (sometimes referred to as ‘pre-nups’ or ‘pre-nuptial agreements) can be entered into at […]

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The One Clause That Makes Contracts with Chinese Suppliers Unenforceable

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf business dealings were predictable and everything went perfectly, we wouldn’t need contracts. Often a contract is signed and buried in a drawer only to be seen again if the parties are in dispute. When that time comes your contract is worthless if it not enforceable. Too often we are seeing that one clause results […]