Registration of a trade mark offers different, and important, protections to the registration of a business name.  Whilst both can be used to identify your business, registering your business name does not give you legal proprietary rights over that name. Business Name A business name is the name under which your business operates.  You only need to register a business name if you are trading under a name that is

Dubbed the ‘Unfair Contracts Act’, recent changes to legislation finally provides parties to standard form contracts with greater protection. A standard form contract is one that has been prepared by one party to the contract and where the other party has little or no opportunity to negotiate the terms of the contract, effectively it is a ‘take it or leave it’ contract. These changes apply to contracts entered into on

WHAT IS THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST? In June 2016, the review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 was completed and 129 recommendations were presented to the Attorney General. One key recommendation, which has been substantially accepted by the South Australian Government, is the replacement of the needs test with a Community Impact and Public Interest Test to apply to certain high risk categories of licence. The needs test has been

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