Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Do you Cloud?

    Many individuals and organisations are resorting to cloud computing for data storage and management. Here are a few aspects to be mindful of when considering moving to the cloud: Confidentiality and security: Unless you have the technical know-how to set up your own private cloud, chances are you will be buying the service from a...

    Commercial Law, General

  • Electronic Contracts

    As more and more business is conducted online or by email it is important to be aware of potential issues surrounding the formation of a valid contract. Both State and Commonwealth legislation allow that contracts may be formed by electronic means. Of course when you are not dealing face to face there are a number...

    Commercial Law, General

  • Litigation and Breach of IP Rights

    Recently there have been a number of high profile international cases regarding patent infringement and intellectual property.  Most notable amongst these have been the very public battles between computing giants Apple and Samsung. However, it would be wrong to assume that mega-corporations such as these would limit the scope of their litigation to the ‘big...

    Commercial Law, General

  • GST Revisited

    The case law continues to mount in relation to GST issues and disputes.  Many of these involve the sale or acquisition of business assets and real estate. The most recent example involved a property developer, purchasing a suburban “commercial office” which the developer wanted to demolish, redeveloping the land for a residential unit development. The...

    Disputes, General

  • Transferring a Business Name

    If you are thinking of selling your business then there’s a good chance that you’ll need to transfer your Business Name along with it. While this used to be a relatively simple process when the Business Name registry was controlled by the NSW Department of Fair Trading the migration to ASIC has presented a number...

    Commercial Law, General

  • Hidden Traps Associated with Social Media

    As business owners many of you would be using social media as a tool to market your business. Social media allows for users, friends or fans of your social media advertising page such as Facebook or Twitter to post comments on your page. As a result of two recent decisions the Federal Court and Advertising...

    Commercial Law, General