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Do yourself a favour – don’t DIY

A common pitfall of the DIY trade mark application is applying for registration on behalf of the wrong person or entity....

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Defending against the indefensible

You’d imagine that a law firm with as strong an IP pedigree as Redchip would have no problems defending itself from people preying on the success of our business. Sadly, even we aren’t immune to rip offs and poaching...

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What ails Pacific Ale?

When you have a successful business, competition is never far away. Properly protecting unique brand elements is vital in securing your market position and keeping competitors at bay, as Stone & Wood recently discovered ...

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Avoid getting sued

Five tips for real estate agents to stay out of the firing line. Real estate is a tough game, with tough rules. For agents, this means that there are a lot of ways you can slip up and potentially land yourself, and your ...

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Honey, I disinherited the kids

The best drafted Will in the world will not stand up when the legal obligations of a Will maker to provide for their family have been overlooked....

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Tax and super implications of sham contracting

It can be a fine line between what constitutes an employee and an individual contractor. We have seen a shift away from ‘traditional’ employment over recent years, with flexible working arrangements and freelancing b...

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Redbubble in trouble – breach of Hells Angels IP

The infamous Hells Angels motorcycle club has followed a more conventional form of protecting itself than one may have expected – filing a claim against online art marketplace Redbubble ( for infringing its registered ...

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Is classic QLD pub breaching copyright?

A legendary Queensland IP battle is reaching a head. The fate of the Sunshine Coast's iconic pub - formerly named Ettamogah - is hanging in the balance. With the end of the licencing agreement between the operators of Au...

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Final day to protect your transitional security interest under the PPSA!

During the 2 year transition period to the PPSR, secured parties have enjoyed “temporary perfection” for their TSI without the need to register on the PPSR. That transition period expires at midnight on 31 January 20...

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Director’s personal liability – indemnity for unfair preferences to the ATO

In the lead-up to its demise, it is common for companies to negotiate “payment arrangements” with the ATO for outstanding tax liabilities. These arrangements provide directors with valuable breathing space in terms o...

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