Evergreen Clauses, what are they and where are they hiding?
If you have ever signed up to a service that doesn’t end or you can’t seem to get out off, you’ve probably just met an evergreen clause. Evergreen clauses, also known as renewal clauses, are those tricky little statements within a contract that extend its duration automatically – unless one of the parties remembers to… Continue reading Evergreen Clauses, what are they and where are they hiding?
Intellectual Property: Asset Depreciation
Intellectual property, such as patents and copyrights can represent a significant portion of a company’s assets – particularly for highly innovative start-ups. Currently, intangible assets are subject to a legislative “effective life” period which is used to calculate their rate of depreciation. However, these existing provisions which mandate their life span are inflexible and often… Continue reading Intellectual Property: Asset Depreciation
Award winning lawyer, entrepreneur & author to speak at TEDx in the Whitsundays
Sarah Bartholomeusz, Adelaide lawyer, entrepreneur and author of How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors, believes nothing is impossible, even though it may seem like it is. It is this mindset that has Sarah speaking at this year’s Tedx event held at the Whitsunday’s on Friday, 13th May. Her theme, “Possibilizing”, a philosophy that enables people to take… Continue reading Award winning lawyer, entrepreneur & author to speak at TEDx in the Whitsundays
Lawyer, Melissa Sinopoli, shakes up the traditional legal system with a world first instant fixed-fee comparison site
The legal industry is one steeped in tradition. Like our elders who will never give up on the feel of a newspaper for an iPad app, law firms that have been around since the year dot turn a blind eye to advances in technology and changing consumer behaviour, instead choosing to nurture convention. For them,… Continue reading Lawyer, Melissa Sinopoli, shakes up the traditional legal system with a world first instant fixed-fee comparison site
What you need to know about Copyright, Trademark and Business Name Registrations
Copyright In Australia, copyright protection is automatically granted to any original creations. This means that as soon as someone has created something original such as writing, music or artwork, they then become the copyright holder for the creation. As the copyright holder, you then own the rights to your creation, including the right to license… Continue reading What you need to know about Copyright, Trademark and Business Name Registrations