Corporate and Commercial

Contract notice provisions are worth noticing

Richard Suters 09/09/2021

COVID-19 is causing havoc and creating volatility with supply chains, labour availability and project scheduling. In this environment, it has never been more important for parties to be on top of the management of their contracts. Now is not the time to be relying on the relationship and not reading the contract.

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Corporate and Commercial

Update on director identification numbers for all Australian directors

Richard Suters 28/07/2021

The Australian Government has released draft exposure materials which provide further information on the Director Identification Number (DIN) regime. The regime requires all directors of Australian corporations to have a unique identification number to increase director accountability. This article will explore the changes and what steps should be taken in preparation for the new obligations.

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Intellectual Property and IT

Who is the correct owner of your trade mark?

Richard Suters 28/07/2021

Businesses and individuals should exercise caution when applying for registration of a trade mark to ensure the proper owner of the mark is registered. This is an issue that can present itself many years after registration and as the decision in Pham Global Pty Ltd v Insight Clinical Imaging Pty Ltd (2017) 251 FCR 379 makes clear, ownership must be established at the time of applying for registration.

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Intellectual Property and IT

Latest Developments in Domain Name Registration

Richard Suters 28/04/2021

New rules for licensing .au domain names came into effect on 12 April 2021. New registrants, and registrants renewing existing applications are now subject to stricter requirements.

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Corporate and Commercial

2022 Australian Deaf Games – One Year to Go

Richard Suters 28/04/2021

SWS Lawyers is proud to be the Honorary Legal Advisors and Platinum Corporate Sponsor to the 2022 Australian Deaf Games, which will be held in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie from 16-23 April 2022. On 16 April, principals Derek Charge, Richard Suters and Andrew Windybank attended an event at the Newcastle Museum to celebrate the ‘One year to Go’ milestone for the Games.

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