Digital Signatures

We described the ‘electronic signatures’ in our blog on 20 August 2015: documents that are signed electronically rather than in hard-copy form. ‘Digital signatures’ are another emerging form of signature …

Is isolated DNA patentable?

A patent is a right granted for a device, substance, method or process that you have invented which is new, inventive and useful. This differs from a trademark, which is …

Insolvent Trading and Directors’ Liability

Trading during insolvency can have serious consequences for directors due to duties arising under the Corporations Act. Penalties such as heavy fines and imprisonment may apply. To prevent insolvency trading, …

Electronic Signatures

Until recently, all executed contracts were produced in hard-copy and signed by hand. Many businesses and individuals now embrace a ‘paperless’, digital approach to conducting business. Examples include ‘click to …

Employees vs Contractors

Sometimes, people choose to work as Independent Contractors rather than Employees as it suits them to have the flexibility that being an Independent Contractors provides. Independent Contractors are not part …

Email Footers- Worth the Trouble?

Almost every organisation now provides in the footer of their correspondence a small disclaimer, provided to protect the organisation from any liabilities. But how legally enforceable are these disclaimers, really? …