Want to start your own business

Want to start your own business?

You are passionate, creative and have something that you want to share with the world. Your neighbours and friends have been urging you to sell you products - but how do you go about starting your own...
The Top 4 Start-up Stuff Ups

The Top 4 Start-up Stuff Ups

In our last Start-up article, we discussed our 4 Key Considerations for Start-ups. Following on from this, we’ve created a list of our ‘Top 4 Start-up Stuff-Ups that every new business owner needs to...
Is your design protected

Is your design protected?

Online media sites have become a popular platform for both new and established designers to showcase their designs. It is a way to get public exposure, allowing designers to build and m...
Misuse of Market Power

Misuse of Market Power

Recently, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed the ACCC’s appeal of the Pfizer case.[1] The ACCC alleged that Pfizer took advantage of its market power, in respect of a certain drug, with the ulti...
Privacy Guidelines: Privacy Management Framework

Privacy Guidelines: Privacy Management Framework

As discussed in our previous article, some businesses are required by law to have an established privacy policy outlining the ways in which personal and sensitive information is collected and used. T...
How Effective are Current Design Laws

How Effective are Current Design Laws?

Current Issues in the Designs System Following a report by the ALRC, the Designs Act 2003 was introduced to replace the Designs Act 1906. The intended purpose of the Act is to encourage innovation an...
Minimising Legal Risk in Social Media Marketing

Minimising Legal Risk in Social Media Marketing

The benefits of social media to promote small businesses are both well known and well utilised.  Free-to-use social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram have revolutio...
How fair are your Enterprise Agreements

How fair are your Enterprise Agreements?

South Australia is set to make some major changes to retail penalty rates.  In March this year, Business SA and the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association reached a voluntary te...
Marc Jacobs Seeing Stripes

Marc Jacobs Seeing Stripes?

Sports brand, Adidas, has filed a lawsuit against fashion brand, Marc Jacobs for trademark infringement and a number of other infringements such as deceptive trade practices relating to their use of s...