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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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  • 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

    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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  • 26-Feb-2019 / Posted by Mitchell Downes

    Mahoneys secures costs for resident manager in landmark QCAT victory

    Recently, Mahoneys acted for a resident manager in a termination dispute with the Body Corporate. The trial lasted 10 days. Our client, the resident manager, was successful in defeating the body corporate’s attempts to terminate the management rights agreement. In a landmark decision, the ..
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  • 11-Feb-2019 / Posted by John Mahoney

    The compliance challenge

    In this modern world of extreme regulatory control it should perhaps come as no surprise to most readers that there are many aspects of operating a management rights business which in order to achieve regulatory compliance require a multitude of certificates, reports and records. Whilst litt..
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  • 25-Jan-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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  • 25-Jan-2019 / Posted by Mitchell Downes

    Mahoneys secures costs for resident manager in landmark QCAT victory

    Recently, Mahoneys acted for a resident manager in a termination dispute with the Body Corporate. The trial lasted 10 days. Our client, the resident manager, was successful in defeating the body corporate's attempts to terminate the management rights contract. In a landmark decision, the..
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  • 18-Dec-2018 / Posted by Rhys Williamson

    Implications for business when Australia implements APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules System next year

    After consultation with business and stakeholders, the Australian Government recently applied to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economic forum (APEC) to participate in its Cross Border Privacy Rules system (CBPR System). APEC endorsed the application on 23 November 2018. What is the CBPR ..
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