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Startups

Starting a Technology Start-Up? Dream big and plan to avoid your dreams come crashing down

There is an abundance of material available for those thinking of establishing a start-up, including a multitude of lists of the top do’s and don’ts. It is estimated that there are 50 million new businesses launched every year in the world (or 137,000 a day). Australia-specific figures are not readily available but some estimates put … Read More

Tech Startups: A Step-by-step Guide

The tech startups idea You’ve got to have one of these. We can’t give advice about how to get one; this you will have to do on your own. But once you have one, we can help you from there. The tech startups business plan Now you need to turn your idea into a viable … Read More

Not lovin’ it: McDonald’s sues Hungry Jack’s over ‘Big Jack’ trade mark

On 28 August, global fast food giant McDonald’s Asia Pacific LLC (McDonald’s) launched Federal Court proceedings against long-time rival Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd (Hungry Jack’s), alleging Hungry Jack’s has infringed its famous “Big Mac” trade mark with its lookalike burger, “Big Jack”. Since 1973, McDonald’s has sold its “Big Mac” burgers across Australia and has … Read More

Pew Pew Pew: U.S. Space Force Losing a Trade Mark Battle with a TV Show

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the newly founded military brand – the U.S. Space Force – is losing a trade mark battle with streaming giant Netflix for its new comedy show of the same name. Netflix has reportedly already secured the trade mark rights to “Space Force” in Europe, Australia, Mexico and elsewhere. Like Australia, … Read More

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)

CRC History & Legal Overview CRC Conference – Alice Springs 2010 Observations made over 20 years working with CRCs on processes and structures that deliver efficiencies in formation, governance, operation and wind up. Introduction The CRC movement is of sufficient operational and legal age now that not only does it make sense to look back … Read More

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