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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Intellectual Property and IT

Who owns the copyright in work created by an employee?

Richard Suters 21/12/2020

An employee may create original work when performing their duties. It is important for employers to understand who owns the copyright in such work. This issue becomes particularly important when the work is of significant value. This article will explore the current position under Australian law regarding the ownership of copyright in work created by employees.

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Corporate and Commercial

Director identification numbers for all Australian directors

Richard Suters 21/12/2020

Legislation requiring all directors of Australian corporations to have a unique identification number received Royal Assent earlier this year. A principal purpose of the legislation is 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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Corporate and Commercial

Time to review your terms and conditions in preparation for upcoming change to Australian Consumer Law

Richard Suters 26/08/2020

From July 2021, the definition of “consumer” in the Australian Consumer Law will be significantly broadened. Suppliers of goods or services should consider the implications of the change and otherwise take the opportunity to review their terms and conditions of supply.

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