All Articles by Brigid Nelmes
How do I search international trademarks?
Being a sole trader does not necessarily mean you have to operate your business alone. In short, yes – as a sole trader you are permitted to hire employees. AsRead More
What are the different Australian courts?
The court system can be very confusing for people who are unfamiliar with it. This article spells out the court hierarchy and the kinds of matters which are dealt withRead More
Are electronic signatures valid in Australia?
Yes – in most circumstances, electronic signatures are valid in Australia. However, there are a few circumstances where electronic signatures are invalid or their enforceability remains unclear. What is anRead More
Should I file a provisional patent application?
A provisional application reserves the date for a future patent application. It does not itself provide the protection of a patent but it gives you a priority date so thatRead More
What is a modern slavery statement?
A modern slavery statement is an annual report made under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) about a business’ risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains andRead More
How can I legally run a competition for my business?
Are you looking to run a competition or contest as an advertising method? Competitions can be an effective way to grow your brand and build your mailing list and socialRead More
What are common issues with patent applications?
Although applying for a patent is often necessary to protect your invention and your ability to commercialise the product, it can be a long and expensive process. Consider these commonRead More
Considerations for AS 4300 contracts
The AS 4300 is a standard form contract for design and construct commonly used on commercial construction projects. This type of contract is often used for large domestic buildings, commercialRead More