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Despite industry reports that franchising booms in tough economic times, the current deteriorating economic climate has seen the collapse of a number of well known franchise groups. The Queensland based kitchen and laundry appliance franchisor, Kleenmaid was placed into administration in early April 2009. This is hot on the heels of other franchisor collapses.
Is your intellectual property protected? In a recent case, two dishonest employees utilised customer lists, sales data and pricing information to compete against their employer. Read on to find out how you can protect your intellectual property from unscrupulous staff.
The Australian Customs Service states that it “manages a range of programs to support local industry”. One such program is the Tariff Concession System. Find out how this may affect you if your company is importing goods into Australia.
Confidential information is one of your most valuable business assets, particularly in these challenging times. For example, client lists are proving an attractive “cherry picking” opportunity for company acquisitions. However, the Courts are flush with suits alleging misuse of confidential information. This article highlights some current examples, and gives you simple, practical, ‘TOP SECRET’ steps to protect one of your most valuable business assets.