Newspaper & Journal Articles

Sentry Bugle Blast

EMC ACTS ON SALE OF SHARES IN SUCCESFUL MULTI DOLLAR MILLION MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY The commercial team at Eakin McCaffery Cox has recently completed the successful sale for a client of their shareholding in a Sentry Medical Pty Ltd , a major supplier in medical  consumables industry to the  publically listed EBOS Group Ltd.  The

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Protecting Brand / Trademark / Logo

Registration of YOUR TRADEMARK/LOGO as a trademark is a very good means of protecting your business. If you ever have a need to enforce your rights or defend your right to use YOUR TRADEMARK/LOGO, having YOUR TRADEMARK/LOGO registered as a trademark is a great help because it gives statutory enforcement rights, rather than have to

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Franchising Code of Conduct – Proposed Changes

The Franchising Code of Conduct is proposed to be amended by the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes— Franchising) Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Regulations 2020 (the “Proposed Regulation”). It has been issued as an ‘exposure draft’, in respect of which public submissions can be made until December 4 2020. The key areas of reform include: Disclosure;

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Do My Terms of Trade Mean I Need a Credit Licence

Legislative requirements on whether an organisation or business is to be classed as a “credit provider” needing to have a licence under the Consumer Credit Code are complex. If an organisation or a small business operator supplies “credit”[1] in the course of the sale of goods or services and the repayments are deferred for at

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Surcharge Land Tax NSW

The 2016 NSW Budget introduced a surcharge on Land tax to be paid by foreign persons owning land in NSW. See below links for the full article: https://www.eakin.com.au/surcharge-land-tax-nsw/ Surcharge Land Tax Nsw  

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Relief Against Forfeiture Refused for Pre-covid19 Default

In the recent case of MIR Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Marina Square Retail Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1418 the Supreme Court refused an interlocutory application for relief against forfeiture by two retail lessees whose leases were terminated during the COVID pandemic period for arrears that arose prior to the pandemic period. See link

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Defeating Trademark Infringers

Despite the myriad of measures taken brand owners to defeat infringers, infringers are still willing to take the risk. Lawyers from around the region have shared some recent failed attempts with us. In Australia, Bauer Consumer Media v. Evergreen Television, is particularly notable in this era of increased international trade, says Christina Cavallaro, special counsel

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Nelson Arias-alvarez Joins Eakin Mccaffery Cox

Eakin McCaffery Cox welcomes Nelson Arias-Alvarez as a Special Counsel in our Litigation dept. Nelson is an experienced construction & projects lawyer practicing at both the front-end and back-end of the project life cycle. Nelson has acted for a broad range of stakeholders in the construction industry and specialises in acting for principal contractors and

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Eakin Mccaffery Cox Welcomes Tom Wallace

Eakin McCaffery Cox welcomes Tom Wallace as a solicitor in our Litigation Team. With a background in commercial litigation, Tom brings experience having acted for clients in debt recovery, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. Tom appears regularly in various State and Federal Courts and maintains professional relationships with insolvency practitioners, small business owners and members

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Director Identification Numbers (‘din’) – Sounding With Creditors – Will It Kill the Phoenix? Summary

New legislation, which is expected to commence within the next two years,  will require all directors of a body corporate registered under the Corporations Act and Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act to register for a Director Identification Number (‘DIN’). https://www.eakin.com.au/director-identification-numbers https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6683173716190490624

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Procurement (Enforceable Procurement Provisions) Direction 2019 – Nsw – “clayton’s” Protection for Sme’s?

This NSW provision hangs off the state “version” of the legislation the Commonwealth required New South Wales to enter into pursuant to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement as incorporated into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11)) with the USA and others. It is to do with, amongst other things, giving tenderers some recourse

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Issues to Think About if Starting a Business

A list of issues to think about. Not necessarily apt for all situations, but a good base which a few people have now used to ground their thinking. If you are interested in starting up a business and, after reading this, have any questions, please feel free to contact us. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6637479952121978880 Read Issues to Think

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Eakin Mccaffery Cox in Affiliation With Australiance Is Holding a Seminar Evening on Issues for Small Business

On 20 February 2020 Eakin McCaffery Cox in affiliation with Australiance is holding a seminar evening on issues for Small Business. Partners Gregory Ross and Stephen Boatswain will be talking on Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Business and Workplace Issues for Start ups. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6629882276324970496

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Eakin Mccaffery Cox Welcomes Dr Stephen Pallavicini

Eakin McCaffery Cox welcomes Dr Stephen Pallavicini as a partner in our Property Team. With many years’ experience in Sydney commercial law firms and as Senior Legal Counsel Commercial Property Stockland and Lead Lawyer / Senior Property Lawyer Woolworths Group, Stephen has a breadth and depth of knowledge in the commercial property field which is

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Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Businesses

Eakin McCaffery Cox partner Gregory Ross is, in collaboration with Advisers Digest presenting a Webinar on 12 February 2020 “Protection of Intellectual Property for Small Businesses”. Full detail can be found at https://lnkd.in/fs-pNhw https://www.linkedin.com/posts/eakin-mccaffery-cox_join-our-live-webinarwith-guest-presenter-activity-6629870203134148608-yaqJ/

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Amb Crackdown on Doctors Providing Alternative Medicine

Eakin McCaffery Cox Partner Greg Ross discusses the Australian Medical Board’s apparent crackdown on doctors providing Alternative Medicine and Therapies. Introduction The Australian Medical Board (AMB) is considering options for “clearer regulation of medical practitioners who provide complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments”, and has issued a Consultation Paper on its proposals and called

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