Grandparents’ Rights under the Family Law Act in Australia
Australia,Legal Updates,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrandparents are playing a greater role in many families, often due to the high cost of childcare and increasing rates of divorce.  But what happens when a grandparent is refused time with their grandchild or wishes to assume full care of a child?  What are grandparents’ rights in these circumstances? What the law says The […]

The Remuneration of Liquidators in Australia
Australia,Business,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is of little surprise that judicial consideration of the remuneration of liquidators remains a topic close to the hearts of all those in the insolvency industry, particularly at a time when the market is more competitive than ever. That the remuneration as well as costs and expenses must be “reasonable” is well established but […]

What is a trademark?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesA trademark refers to any ‘sign’ such as a word, phrase, symbol, image, shape, sound, smell, colour or combination of things that identifies and differentiates the goods or services of one trader from the similar goods or services of other traders.  A registered trademark gives the owner rights to use the trademark as registered (and […]

How Can I Protect My Trademark Overseas?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 7 minutesMost business owners don’t enjoy dealing with the legal side of their company as it can be quite overwhelming having to deal with matters such as legal protection. Many business operators are inexperienced in the area of intellectual property such as, trademarks, copyrights and patents and are often unaware they should register a trademark for […]

How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in Australia?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe cost of registering a trademark depends upon what category your business falls under and the exact products or services you require your trademark protected in relation to.  It’s widely recommended you use a trademark professional who can not only reduce the risk of added expenses but give you the peace of mind you’re giving […]

Is a Property Solicitor the same as a Conveyancer in Australia?
Australia,Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo what is the difference between a property solicitor and a conveyancer? Now that’s a question we’re often asked, and rightly so. It can be confusing when you’re offered what seems to be the same service by two different professionals. Basically, every time a property changes hands the process is called conveyancing, and conveyancing can be done […]

How Long Does an Australian Trademark Last?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe ideal option for protecting your brand is to register a trademark. Trademark registration goes a long way in protecting your brand name or other distinctive sign (such as a logo, business name, distinct packaging get up) in respect of your goods or services from potential infringers, as well providing you legal protection.  If you’re […]

Regional Law Firm Management Forum — An interview with the ALPMA President
Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesAsiaLawNetwork is attending and speaking at the Regional Law Firm Management Forum in Singapore on 29 November, 2016 alongside a panel of speakers on the theme “Change: Technology Enables, People Deliver”. In this article, we interview Andrew Barnes as President of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), who are introducing this forum with ALMG.  What is […]

Chan Siew Lee Jannie v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2016] SGCA23 – Whether “third party security” has to be specified in a statutory demand
Criminal and Litigation,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. One of the leading and full-service commercial law firms in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. They have close to a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. They […]