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Protect Your Business: Understanding Trade Marks in Australia

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What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a sign used, or intended to be used, to distinguish goods or services dealt with or provided in the course of trade by a person from goods or services so dealt with or provided by any other person (s.17 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth)
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New Rent Relief in Victoria: How to Apply and What You Could Get

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On 28 July 2021, the Victorian Government announced the reintroduction of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The Victorian Labour Government has introduced new legislation to provide rent relief to commercial tenants that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per cent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses will benefit from rent relief
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Ending a Tenancy: What You Need to Know About Lease Assignments

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There are many reasons for a tenant to decide they want out of a lease agreement; it could be a matter or preference or because of things that are beyond their control. Some of the most common reasons include: (a) the business being sold (b) the need for a bigger (or smaller) space (c) issues
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Understanding Commercial Disputes and How to Resolve Them

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Disputes, if not resolved quickly, often pose a threat to the continued success of a business. They can be a significant disruption from tasks critical to protecting your business interests and achieving your goals. However, with so many variables and regulations involved, navigating a dispute can be difficult especially if you become the subject of
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How to Transfer Shares Using a Sale of Share Agreement

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There are various reasons why shareholders may decide to sell their shares in a company: to retire, to start a new business, to raise money, to cut ties with the other company investors, as an exit strategy etc. Keep reading for more information about sale of share agreements as well as an overview of the
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