On 15 January 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office revoked McDonald’s exclusive right to the trade mark ‘Big Mac’ in Europe. The recent ruling suggests that trade mark disputes must meet evidentiary standards to show the genuine use of trade marks.
The Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) is an online national register where individuals and businesses can register security interests over personal property. However, care must be taken to ensure an effective PPSR registration.
DSS Law has recently welcomed four new lawyers, including litigation partner Ben Skinner and special counsel Lee McCallum. The new appointments bring more than twenty years' combined experience in the legal industry to the firm as well as new areas of practice.
An overview of the criminal prosecution of steroids and other Schedule 1 drugs in Queensland and an examination of the recent cases R v Stamatov and R v Roach.
On 3 October 2018, luxury chocolate restaurant Max Brenner announced that it had placed itself into voluntary administration, citing escalating costs and a competitive retail trade for the collapse. Will a restructure be enough to save the much-loved chocolate haven?
Lighthouse Care has won the prestigious DSS Law Community Group of the Year Award at the 2018 Queensland Community Achievement Awards, presented by David Sorban, Principal of DSS Law.
The Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (Cth) changes the date on which legal documents sent by post are presumed to have been received.
New changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) prevent the enforcement of ipso facto termination clauses
From 1 July 2018, new provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) prevent a party from enforcing termination clauses such as ‘ipso facto’ clauses.
From 1 August 2018, all employees under an industry and occupation award will be entitled to take five days unpaid leave to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence.
The legal environment for businesses is always changing so it is important to keep to up-to-date with any relevant changes that may affect your business, employees and customers.