October 2016

  • 31 October, 2016

    What is an Enforceable Undertaking?

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    Enforceable Undertaking

    An Enforceable Undertaking is one of a number of remedies available to law enforcement agencies, such as the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), for breaches of the laws administered by these agencies. Read More >

  • 26 October, 2016

    Voluntary Administration – First Creditors Meeting

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    What is Voluntary Administration?

    Voluntary administration is an insolvency procedure in which the directors of a financially troubled company or a secured creditor with a security interest over some or all of the assets of the company appoint an external administrator called a ‘voluntary administrator’. Read More >

  • 18 October, 2016

    Trade Marks: Honest and Concurrent Use Exemption

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    Trade Marks Scenario

    Your company has been trading for several years and developed an enviable reputation in its industry. Consumers of your products and services are able to identify the company by  its logo on any packaging or advertising material that your business distributes from time to time around the country. Having built such a popular and recognisable brand, you decide that it is best to protect your brand and subsequently apply for the registration of your company’s logo as a trade mark. You receive a trade mark examination report from IP Australia which advises that your company’s logo cannot be registered because it was deemed to be substantially identical with, or deceptively similar to, other trade marks that have previously been registered in the same class of goods and/or services. Read More >