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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property March 16, 2018

Protecting your intellectual property and why it is important for your business

Intellectual property: what is it and do I need it? Look out For any start-up business, protecting intellectual property is vitally important for growing and expanding your business in a competitive market place. Intellectual property is important because compared to other competitors it can distinguish the goods and services that your business provides. Without intellectual […]

When does an Intention to create a contract- become a contract?

An intention is particularly important when negotiating a particular contract, engaging contractors or if merely making enquires about a particular project. It is essential for those in the drilling industry to appreciate exactly when intention actually forms the basis for a contract to exist. In today’s modern environment, with email and electronic communication so prevalent, […]

General March 2, 2018

AMK Law expands with new office opening in Chadstone Shopping Centre

AMK Law is delighted to announce its expansion into Chadstone Shopping Centre – one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious retail centres. Situated in Malvern East, Victoria, a shopping giant like Chadstone is not your typical location for a law office. That’s exactly why we chose it. Never shying away from innovation, we want to […]

General February 23, 2018

Indigenous Procurement Policy Targets and Construction Industry Contracts

Introduction Many companies are now joining the movement of reconciling with the Indigenous society of Australia. The Australian government introduced the Indigenous Procurement Policy (“IPP”) on 1 July 2015 to take advantage of the large budget the Commonwealth is given yearly to propel the development of the Indigenous business industry. The IPP mandates a procurement […]

General January 23, 2018

Are you ready for the new changes to Australian privacy law in 2018?

Does 22nd February 2017 ring a bell? We certainly didn’t until we thought very hard about it! For Australian businesses, this might be important because 23rd February 2018 is the date that the changes to current Australian privacy laws made in the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (‘Act’) will be rolled out and […]

General December 19, 2017

Stepping into a Registered Native Title Body Corporate – What is it all about?

What is a Registered Native Title Body Corporate? Managers of determined native title rights If registering a corporation under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) was a mind-exhausting exercise of reading legislation, then registering a Prescribed Bodies Corporate is another beast all together. The technical term, Prescribed Bodies Corporate, is a special legal vehicle that holds […]

General December 8, 2017

Shift to electronic property transactions? Electronic, Paperless, Digital, the way of the future!

The move towards an electronic property world! What lies ahead in that deep digital jungle? What does property transactions even mean? Argh, Jargon! Conveyancing sounds all fancy schmancy, but it is actually a very simple term to mean the purchase and sale of real estate. For example, if you are involved in the purchase of […]

General December 8, 2017

How to recover debt for the Drilling Industry Association

Introduction It is very rare for parties to breach agreements nowadays, NOT! The prevalence of contracting disputes is almost as common as the iPhone. Unfortunately, it is part of ‘business’ and often, businesses or contracting parties will fail to pay as required by the relevant agreement. Following the breach, the amount owed is rendered as […]

General December 1, 2017

Joint Ventures and Partnerships

Sometimes, businesses will want to join forces and work together towards a common goal as both (or more) parties feel that it is in their best interests to pool their resources for either a specific project or for something more long-term and permanent. There are many reasons why businesses might be instigated to join up […]

General November 30, 2017

AMK Law latest sponsorship – Rodolfo Marques “The Nightmare”.

AMK Law has extended its community involvement to include the Sponsorship of Rodolfo “The Nightmare” Marques. That’s right! ‘The Nightmare’ is a friend of ours professional mixed martial artist and jiu-jitsu coach that has been added to our list of sponsorships. Rodolfo is an MMA fighter that has established himself in the MMA with his […]