Monthly Archives: June 2018


BEPS MLI measure in the Australian Parliament

A Bill to enact OECD BEPS Measure 15 was introduced into the House on 28 March 2018, with the government’s hope that it will pass the Parliament before the end of the financial year on 30 June 2018. If enacted, this will make Australia one of the first signatories to implement Measure 15. Measure 15, [...]

2018-06-21T06:52:29+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Taxation|

Colour Trade Marks

A trade mark is considered to be a way for consumers to identify a particular good or service, typically known as a “brand”.  Whilst most consumers are likely to readily identify a trade mark which is in the form of a logo, it is important to note that a trade mark can also take other [...]

2018-06-15T06:25:56+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property|

Do you need to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation?

On 25 May 2018 the new European Union General Protection Regulation (the GDPR) came into force.  The GDPR regulates the handling of personal data by “controllers” and “processors”, irrespective of whether the controller or processor was established in the EU. Australian businesses, individuals, public authorities, agencies or other bodies may be bound by the GDPR [...]

2018-06-12T07:02:28+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Commercial|

Musings on 2018 Federal Budget

Image rights for sports people and actors It is said that the Government will “improve integrity” in the tax system by ensuring from 1 July 2019, high profile individuals are no longer able to take advantage of lower tax rates by licencing their fame or image to another entity. The Budget papers go on to [...]

2018-06-04T06:54:50+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Taxation|