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Animal issues in the law

For animal lovers in can be frustrating to see how some animal cases are decided under the law. Animal protection, like many areas of the law, is constantly evolving particularly as our understanding of animal intelligence, capacity and emotional range continues to grow and develop. This blog is a collection of case law and interesting articles from Australia and abroad, showing broad trends in animal law. By sharing and learning from this information we can continue to develop passionate arguments to help further our cases and reinforce our deep feeling for animals with concrete support details. I hope you find it useful.


Protect Your Business: 5 Tips for Safeguarding Your Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) can be an invention, a design, or a brand name, and protecting it is important for any business — big or small. From trademarks to copyrights, there are a variety of actions you can take to safeguard your IP, so what do you need to know? 

1. File for Patents

If you've invented something new, filing for a patent will give you exclusive rights that can last for decades. Be thorough in your patent search, and ensure that your product doesn't infringe upon someone else's patent. Once you apply for the patent, make sure you have a clear strategy for maintaining your IP's exclusivity and preventing others from using it without permission.

2. Register for Trademarks

A trademark can protect your brand's identity by granting legal ownership of your company's name/logo. You can also trademark slogans, symbols and anything else that identifies your brand. Be sure to conduct a thorough search to ensure your trademark doesn't overlap with others. This will prevent legal disputes in the future.

3. Protect Your Trade Secrets

Trade secrets such as customer lists, processes, and formulas are valuable and unique to your business. To keep them safe, limit their exposure to only key employees who have a need-to-know basis. Have your employees sign nondisclosure agreements and have strict confidentiality policies in place.

4. Draft Comprehensive Employment Agreements

Your employment agreements should include IP protection clauses and nondisclosure agreements. It should instruct your employee on how to handle confidential IP and spell out the disciplinary action for any violations.

5. Take Action Against Infringers

It's important that once you've established your IP rights, you take action against infringers. This could be through court proceedings or notifying infringers to stop using your IP. It's important to always keep a record of how you've protected your IP. This will be helpful to show the court that you've been diligent in safeguarding your intellectual property.

What You Should Do Next

In conclusion, protecting your intellectual property is important for any business that wants to maintain its exclusivity and profitability. It is best to have a comprehensive plan in place to safeguard your IP rights. This can include filing for patents, registering trademarks, protecting your trade secrets, drafting employment agreements and taking legal action against infringers when necessary. Don't take IP protection likely, and get in touch with a commercial solicitor to ensure that you are ready for anything.

Contact a local commercial lawyer to learn more.