Privacy, Reputation and Trust
Lessons Learned from the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Coinciding with the start of Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released the Insights Report on the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme, reviewing its first twelve months of operation.

| Posted by Sam Hartridge
Privacy Awareness Week

A preview Privacy Awareness Week in Australia beginning on 12th May, explaining the importance of data security and safeguarding your customers and your own personal data online

| Posted by Angus Hunter
Post-Employment Restraints

Senior or executive staff resigning and taking valuable customer and confidential information with them could result in extensive damage to a business. Post-employment restraints or restraints of trade clauses, that come into effect after employment ends, can protect the legitimate interest of the employer. 

| Posted by Aperion Law
Data breaches continue to bite! – Notifiable Data Breaches Dec 2018 Quarter
Positive steps for trademark protection in China

Two successive decisions out of IP Courts in China from late 2018 have paved new ground for protecting unregistered well-known trademarks throughout the nation. As Australia’s top destination for international trademark filings, these developments are critical for...

| Posted by Aperion Law
Landmark shift in Data Breach Liability – Former YAHOO Directors personally liable to the tune of US$29 million
Using email for marketing and advertising

One of the most effective marketing channels for start-ups today is email.  Using email marketing tools make it simple quick and easy for marketers to create a campaign, upload a list of contacts and send the email out.  However, it is vital to have a basic understanding of the laws around such marketing and which laws you need to comply with, such as the Spam Act 2003(Cth), before setting up an email marketing campaign. 

| Posted by Aperion Law
Is Your Start-Up Considering An Employee Share Scheme?

Employee share schemes (ESS) are a great idea to better align employees’ interests and the financial interest and performance of a business.  These schemes allow eligible employees to purchase or acquire shares or employee share options (where employees are given the option to purchase shares at a later date or upon achieving certain key performance indicators). 

| Posted by Aperion Law
Why My SME Should Engage A Trusted Commercial Lawyer?
Financing Your Start-Up Using Convertible Notes

Convertible notes, if well structured, can be a simple, flexible and cost-effective way for a start-up to raise funds.  Start-ups can offer convertible notes, which are debt instruments that may be converted to equity, to raise capital, instead of offering shares to investors at the very outset.

| Posted by Aperion Law
Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Learning about Intellectual Property (IP) will make utilising it more efficient and help gain substantial net benefit. Protecting IP can give a competitive advantage as it can ensure that (among other things), competitors are legally barred from replicating the innovation.

| Posted by Aperion Law
Crowd-Sourced Funding

Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) is an alternative way of raising funds and is especially attractive to innovative companies, start-ups and emerging businesses as it allows large numbers of the public to make small financial contributions in exchange for obtaining equity in these companies.

| Posted by Aperion Law
Common Pitfalls Start-Ups Must Avoid

Are you thinking of setting up your own business? Do you know what you should be aware of and what to avoid? Entrepreneurs are, by definition, ambitious and driven and have an exceptional understanding of their industry which is the result of their research and experience. 

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8 Issues To Consider When Setting Up A Charity

Are you interested in establishing a charity? Have you got a checklist to help you? This article outlines some general information for those interested in establishing a not-for-profit organisation to receive donations from the public for charitable purposes.

| Posted by Aperion Law
Fundraising for Charities and Not-For-Profits

Are you a charity or a not-for-profit? Here are important issues to consider when fundraising It is important for an organisation to comply with fundraising laws, otherwise the fundraising would be unlawful and legal penalties and reputational damage can result. 

| Posted by Aperion Law
Do I Require Terms & Conditions For My Website?

Do you have a company website? Are you sure that you have the applicable T&Cs? Online presence is very important for business transactions in today’s world. This enhances the need for appropriate terms and conditions (T&Cs) before going live with your company’s website and any transactions taking place. 

| Posted by Aperion Law
What Should I Buy? Shares or Assets?

Are you considering buying a business? Do you know and understand the implications of purchasing assets vs shares? As a prospective buyer, you are able to buy shares in the company or the assets required to undertake the business. 

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Seven Practical Tips When Selling Your Business

Speak to Allied Legal’s commercial lawyers if you are considering selling your business In the fervour of negotiating a business sale deal, it is easy for the seller of a business to lose perspective as they get caught up in professionals and legal and accounting paperwork.

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Improving Customer Relationships With Clear Contracts

Does your business supply goods or services? Would you like to strengthen customer relationships? Experience tells us that a properly drawn-up set of terms and conditions will go a long way. It sets a clear understanding between the parties, reducing the possibility of a dispute arising. 

| Posted by Aperion Law