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July 2016

Trade Marks – Use it or Lose it!

A recent case will require trade mark agreements throughout Australia to be reviewed with consideration to be given to important changes. A trade mark may be removed from the register if, subsequent to registration, it is not used throughout a…

Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 (Qld)

The Retail Shop Leases Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) (“the 2016 Amendments”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 10 May 2016. The 2016 Amendments will take effect on a date to be fixed by proclamation. At this stage it is…

The Curse of the Home Made Will

A recent decision of the Western Australian Supreme Court[1] highlights a significant risk in the use of home made Wills and Will Kits. Master Sanderson who heard the case did not hold back in expressing his strong views about the dangers of having a…