RSSCategory: Intellectual Property

Jun

26

Land Tax

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WHAT IS LAND TAX? Land Tax is a tax levied each year calculated on the aggregate unimproved value of freehold land owned by a person within Queensland as at midnight on 30 June each year. Land Tax administration and collection is governed by the provisions of the Land Tax Act 1915. WHO IS REQUIRED TO PAY […]

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Jun

26

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act

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Background and Overview On 1st October 2004, the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) came into effect. The object of the Act is to ensure speedy recovery of progress payments for work carried out under a Construction Contract, or for related goods and services under a Construction Contract. The BCIPA will affect Construction Contracts […]

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Jun

26

Trademarks

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What is a Trademark? A Trademark is a letter, word, phrase, sound, smell, shape, logo, picture and aspect of packaging or combination of these. It identifies a product or a service and distinguishes it from other similar products or services. Why is a Trademark important? A Trademark can be an integral part of your business […]

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Jun

26

Registration of Leases in QLD

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Registration of commercial and retail leases in Queensland is not compulsory, however Ferguson Cannon Lawyers recommend that Lessee’s of such leases do have them registered with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.   Registration of Leases   The Land Title Act 1994 (“the Act”) provides that; “an unregistered Lease of a lot or part of a lot […]

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Jun

26

Patents

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What is a Patent? A Patent is a right granted for any device, substance, method or process which is new, inventive and useful. As the owner of a Patent, you have the exclusive right to commercially exploit the inventions of the life of a Patent. These rights are legally enforceable. In Australia we have two […]

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Jun

17

Copyright

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What is Copyright? Copyright is a collection of rights relating to the reproduction, distribution, performance and so forth or original literary, musical, dramatic or artistic works, films, sound recordings, broadcasts and other matter. The owner of the Copyright will have the exclusive right to do, or allow others to do what he allows with the […]

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