Australia to give Start-ups a Boost in 2015

Australia to give Start-ups a Boost in 2015

For most start-ups, capital is rarely found in abundance. Hence, entrepreneurs must be creative in finding ways to incentivise their workforce when large pay-cheques and bonuses simply aren’t an optio...
Reviewing your employment arrangements

Reviewing your employment arrangements

In business, your people often represent your brand just as much as your products do.  They are valuable assets to your brand and it is important to ensure that your employment contracts are...
Dealing with Online Reviews & Feedback

Dealing with Online Reviews & Feedback

Many online retailers implement an on-site “review” section of their website where customers are able to submit their comments/reviews of a product being sold.  In other cases, businesses may cho...
“Aussie Beer” made in China

“Aussie Beer” made in China?

The ACCC recently considered a case involving Independent Liquor Group’s (ILG) representation of their “Aussie Beer” product. The product name, “Aussie Beer” and packaging used multiple references to...
Are your products safe

Are your products safe?

The ACCC recently published an article warning of the dangers of water expanding balls, or "water beads" for children. These balls are very small, but expand to up to 400 times their original size whe...
Trademarks - Are you protected

Trademarks – Are you protected?

It's no secret that businesses should consider protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) as soon as possible by applying to register their trademarks, but often businesses don't know how to go about...
No Relief for Nurofen

No Relief for Nurofen

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company behind Nurofen Specific Pain tablets for allegedly making false or misleading claims. The compa...
Don't be caught out by the unknown

Don’t be caught out by the unknown!

Many business owners are afraid to think about the legalities relating to their business because of the potentially high cost of legal advice.  However, it's finally time to address the elephant in th...
4 Key Considerations for Start-ups

4 Key Considerations for Start-ups

Starting a new business can result in a myriad of issues that are best dealt with early in order to protect your start-up in the long run.  Just like the young seedling in our picture, new businesses...
Driving Traffic Through Exclusivity

Driving Traffic Through Exclusivity

Exclusivity agreements can be great for your business. By having exclusive access to certain brands or product, customers will be drawn to your store.  Having exclusivity over certain product can incr...
Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

As part of the ACCC’s focus on the energy sector last year, recently two energy companies, Origin Energy and Simply Energy (including some subsidiaries) have been hit with large penalties as a result...
Launch of our Twitter

Launch of our Twitter

We're excited to announce the latest addition to our Gladwin Legal social media portfolio – our Twitter page! Follow us at @GladwinLegal for bite-sized updates on the retail indust...