Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships

Receiving an order from a new customer or distributor for your innovative product or service can be an exciting and rewarding event, particularly for SMEs trying to crack an interstate or overseas market. Oftentimes though, in the eagerness to cement this new supply channel, businesses can overlook the importance of setting ground rules when it [...]

2021-03-10T00:51:11+00:00March 10th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships

My competitor has copied my website content. Can I stop them?

As bricks and mortar businesses pivot to online models during the pandemic, the temptation to ‘borrow’ content from a competitor’s site in order to get a head start is ever-present. The unfortunate result is that many businesses who have invested heavily in the development of their online marketing strategy can suffer unfair incursions from copycat [...]

2020-08-23T23:56:24+00:00August 19th, 2020|Business Advice, Intellectual Property, Trademarks|Comments Off on My competitor has copied my website content. Can I stop them?

Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time

In pre-Covid-19, ordinary times, I’d become accustomed to having the following types of exchanges with clients: Me: Your terms and conditions document is looking a little tired, how about we give it an update? Client: I know we need to, but there’s so much going on, it’s just not a priority right now. Me: Those [...]

2020-05-12T04:18:29+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Employment Law, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Rather eat broken glass than deal with that outstanding legal or compliance issue? Perhaps now’s the time