Category Archives: Articles

Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes

By | June 17, 2011

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has added weight to the push towards alternative dispute resolution in a recent decision[1] that found that disputes involving questions of ownership of patents and patent applications do not fall exclusively within the province of the Commissioner of Patents or the Federal Court.

Amendment of the Migration Policy and Visa Regulation

By | June 16, 2011

The current situation The lists of third countries whose nationals should be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement have been amended on several occasions.  When introducing or lifting a visa obligation for a third country the current procedure can take several years.  It has become… Read More »

Do You Recognize These Surefire Signs of Age Discrimination?

By | June 13, 2011

For too many people, age discrimination is a mysterious thing. They may feel too old – or too young – and so they easily accept the kind of discrimination they expect from the outside world. But that’s exactly what people who suffer from age discrimination need to fight. So why does it seem so hard to do?

Is My Domain Name a Trademark and Should I File a Trademark Application to Protect It?

By | June 10, 2011

In deciding whether to file a trademark application to protect your domain name, the first step is to determine whether you use your domain name as a trademark.  If your domain name is only used as the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) (i.e., to indicate an address on the World Wide Web, then you are not using your… Read More »

Late Payments in Commercial Transactions

By | June 8, 2011

Introduction During the ongoing crisis, the private and public sectors are under attack, often unable to react to the destructive power of evolution.  Trade transactions are hit by uncertainty due to the ongoing liquidity constraints.

Collaborative Law – Divorce with Dignity

By | June 6, 2011

Television tends to glorify the divorce process as a modern day fight to the death. Every TV show dealing with divorce shows the ugly side. They break it into segments. First, one spouse does something terrible. Second, the other spouse finds out. Third, the lawyers scream and yell. Fourth, the plot twist appears. Fifth, they go to court… Read More »

How to Exit a Business Partnership Gracefully

By | June 3, 2011

In an ideal world, every business partnership we enter would be a ticket to earning money. Everyone would enjoy each other’s company, everyone would contribute work toward the common good, and we would spend weekends at the yacht club sipping mojito’s.

How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Will

By | June 2, 2011

What is one of the most valuable social resources? Simple: trust. When you trust someone implicitly, it gives you an ally – someone who can take care of you when you’re sick or incapacitated in some way, for example. But there is more you can do when you trust someone implicitly especially when it comes to the legal… Read More »

The Blame Game – Strategies for an Amicable Divorce

By | May 23, 2011

Divorce can be an ugly word, particularly if the circumstances surrounding the separation are not entirely congenial.  An ugly divorce can turn into an ugly divorce proceeding, which in turn evolves into a number of legal hassles that a lot of people have to deal with – including lawyers who charge you by the hour.  Needless to say,… Read More »

I’ve Been Arrested for DUI – Now What?

By | May 13, 2011

Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (aka DUI) can be a traumatic experience for some.  For others, it can be far too common.  But whatever your experience is, you’ve come to this article because you’ve been arrested for DUI and you’re in need of some serious legal advice that could affect the way you live for the… Read More »