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  • 01-Aug-2019 / Posted by Will Kenny

    What the end of NRAS Means for Management Rights

    There has been recent conjecture amongst industry stakeholders about the impact on management rights businesses once the incentive period under the National Affordable Rental Scheme (NRAS) comes to an end. The scheme was first introduced over 10 years ago when housing affordability was one of th..
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  • 01-Aug-2019 / Posted by John Mahoney

    Assignments made difficult

    A few short years ago I wrote an article “Let’s not kill the goose” where I expressed concern that the number of new unqualified entrants to the management rights industry, and the increase in disputes that was creating, would damage and jeopardise the industry if nothing was done to rectify the..
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  • 12-Jul-2019 / Posted by Antony Harrison

    Medicare shared debt “claw back” scheme

    The way that medical rooms are managed, and in particular - how Medicare benefits have been claimed - has changed dramatically over the years.It had too - to deal with practices incorporating multiple professionals (and in some cases different health professional groups) and the additional admin..
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  • 15-May-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Trade mark intra-group licensing - control your trade marks

    An entity that owns a trade mark but does not use it (for example, when the registered owner licenses the trade mark to a related entity) must control the use of that trade mark. Otherwise, a competitor may successfully apply to have the trade mark’s registration cancelled. Who’s at risk and wha..
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  • 25-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Published Australian Patent Office decisions – February 2019 Review

    The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in February 2019 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent attorneys, or those who manage patent and patent application assets. It provides guidance about: 1. the importance of properly preparing objections to a patent a..
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  • 13-Mar-2019 / Posted by Will Kenny

    Everything managers need to know about voting

    When a general meeting is coming up, resident managers often ask Mahoneys how to best approach owners for their support and for general advice regarding voting procedures – particularly if the manager has proposed motions to vary their management agreement. Given that these motions involve ..
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  • 07-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Published Australian Patent Office decisions – January 2019 Review

    1. The following review of published Australian Patent Office decisions in January 2019 may be useful for IP practitioners, patent attorneys, or those who manage patent and patent application assets. It provides guidance about: (a) what constitutes a ‘pharmaceutical substance per se’ for g..
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  • 07-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Anti-competition laws will soon apply to IP arrangements

    Until recently, intellectual property licences, assignments or arrangements (including patents, trade marks or copyright) were exempt from the Restrictive Trade Prohibitions outlined in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). This part of the Act prohibits behaviours that r..
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  • 01-Mar-2019 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Be careful: your Personal Property Security Register (PPSR) registrations may lapse soon

    If you registered security interests on the PPSR when it launched seven years ago, you would be wise to check your records for the expiry date… The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) came into existence on 30 January 2012.Registering security interests on the PPSR signif..
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  • 26-Feb-2019 / Posted by John Mahoney

    Why a lot owner deed is so important

    A recent decision of the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (OCBCCM) has highlighted the importance of complying with the ‘lot owner deed provisions’ of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act (Act). In simple terms, section 116 of the Act requires..
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