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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW - TRADEMARKS - WHY REGISTER? - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

December 2014

Naming your company is no real protection. A company under a similar name can be incorporated. Nor does it stop another business from adopting your company name. Registration of a trade mark should… Read more

EMPLOYMENT LAW - TEST TO JUSTIFY DISMISSAL FOR MISCONDUCT - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

November 2014

In Sigglekow v Waikato DHB, the ERA found that a reasonable employer could not have dismissed in this case because inadequate inquiries were made into the alleged misconduct and because no action had… Read more

EMPLOYMENT LAW - PROCEDURE - GETTING THINGS RIGHT - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

November 2014

Over recent times, employment law seems to have given rise to probably more current issues than other business law issues, which means that it can be something of a minefield even for employers with… Read more

CONTRACT LAW - EMPLOYMENT LAW - RESTRAINT OF TRADE - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

April 2014

Restraint of trade clauses, takecare when drafting them or agreeing on them. Read more

COMPANY LAW - DEEMED DIRECTORS - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

March 2014

Ceo's, inhouse counsel could be deemed to be directors. Read more

EMPLOYMENT LAW - URGENT NEED TO REVIEW AND UPDATE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

February 2014

Not a new topic but an extremely importantone- if you haven't had your employment agreements reviewed/updated within the last 2-3 months you should, now... Read more

COMMERCIAL LAW - SUPPLIERS AND LESSORS BEWARE THE PPSA - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

December 2013

The PPSA is now approximately 10 years old. Despite this, there still seems to be many suppliers who either don’t know of the PPSA or who have little understanding of it...... Read more

CORPORATE INSOLVENCY LAW - ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE UNDER THE PPSA - A DUKESONS BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

September 2013

Burns v CIR states that: "account receivable" under the PPSA is a wide concept, not limited to trade debts; Read more

CORPORATE INSOLVENCY LAW - ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS UNDER THE PPSA

February 2013

On a quick reading so far, this case probably does little to shed any new light on the PPSA but is not an uninteresting read. It concerns s53 (sale in the ordinary course of business) and s58… Read more

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