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Negotiating tech contracts into a well-oiled machine: Part 3

    Part 3: The wheels have come off It is 2 months into your IT project and it is not going well. What do you do? In this final instalment of our blog series on negotiating IT services agreements, we look at key provisions ...

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More changes for landlords and tenants under the new Retail Leases Amendment Act

The Retail Leases Act (Vic) 2003 (Act) has been the governing legislation for many retail and commercial leases for over 15 years. But 2020 is a year of change. On 15 September 2020, the Victorian Government passed the Retail ...

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Negotiating tech contracts into a well-oiled machine: Part 2

Part 2 - Running like clockwork In part 1 of our series on negotiating IT services agreement, we focussed on the importance of clearly defining the parties’ primary responsibilities in IT projects. In part 2, we now focus on ...

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Powers for determining rent relief disputes expanded

As contemplated in our previous blog, on 3 September 2020, the Victorian Government has now introduced COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020 (Bill) into the Legislative ...

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Negotiating tech contracts into a well-oiled machine: Part 1

    Tightening the ‘nuts and bolts’ Software as a Service and Cloud Service offerings are essential parts of business. A carefully drafted IT services agreement: is critical in every IT project, whether ...

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Avoid paying more to protect your trade mark

IP Australia is increasing its filing fees for applications to register trade marks. The changes commence on 1 October 2020. How will this affect me? If you are planning to file an application to register a trade mark without ...

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Victorian rent relief extended until the end of 2020

As described in our previous blog, the current COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) apply from 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020. On 20 August 2020, the Victorian ...

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Bespoke: Modern slavery

How we can help you. Bespoke’s modern slavery team work with clients to: develop and implement anti-slavery programs meet their statutory obligations communicate, educate and drive cultural and organisational ...

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The wild west of cybersquatters

The past few months has shown us how important an online presence can be for any business, both from growth and business continuity perspectives. In our previous post, we talked about what ‘cybersquatting’ is and how to prevent ...

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How a typo can cost you

We’ve all seen it – an email sent to the wrong person. Perhaps a misspelled email address or an email sent to the wrong ‘Jennifer’. A recent decision by the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner shows ...

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