OWNING IT – CREATIVES GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT

Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni explains in ‘plain English’ how the law applies to businesses. With a dedicated chapter to furniture designers covering design and copyright protection,...

FURNITURE SUPPLIERS BEWARE! THE HIDDEN TRAPS IN CONTRACT TERMS

BEWARE OF TRAPS IN TRADING TERMS There is a major industry issue faced by many furniture suppliers. Some larger furniture retailers have snuck some clauses into their trading terms which are disadvantageous to suppliers, particularly when it comes to protecting your...

Amazon’s Arrival in Australia Makes Businesses Uneasy

by Sharon Givoni, Sharon Givoni Consulting In early December, Amazon launched its full Australian offering on its online store. According to the company, this move was aimed at giving small businesses the opportunity to reach a global audience, and increase...

Register or lose it! Protecting your furniture designs in Australia

Legal protection for furniture designers in Australia is one of the most complex areas of intellectual property law. Have you ever wondered how some retailers can sell replica furniture and not get into trouble? Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do...