Employee inventions and the (potentially) million dollar question: who owns the IP?
What happens when an employee invents a new product – who owns the intellectual property rights and potential income from commercialisation – the employee or the employer? As an employer, is ownership of your business IP at risk?
Australian Consumer Law - now also for small businesses
The ACL now extends to small businesses the protection that consumers enjoy against unfair terms in standard form contracts.
Native Title Amendment (ILUA) Bill 2017 and the McGlade decision
In the wake of the McGlade decision handed down by the Full Federal Court on 2 February 2017, and the resulting uncertainty around the validity of registration of certain ILUAs, Federal Parliament has introduced the Native Title Amendment (ILUA) Bill 2017.
ASX is updating admission requirements for listed entities
ASX’s proposed new thresholds and requirements for admission to the ASX official list now intended to take effect on 19 December 2016.
Expiry, surrender or forfeiture of mining tenements
A reminder from the DMP: Payment of rent, fees and penalties after expiry, surrender or forfeiture of a mining tenement – you are still liable!
The above news items are provided as general information in summary form of legislation and are not intended as legal advice.
Please contact us at McGuinnLegal if you would like further information or need specific advice in relation to any of these matters.