The Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) is a mandatory obligation for all systems operating in Australia, and takes a comprehensive approach to disclosure, relationship laws and dispute issues. Expert author and leading practitioner Peter Buberis takes a critical view of this regulatory
framework, evaluating the threads that make up the Code that directs the franchising industry in Australia.
Including chapters on the areas of disclosure, good faith, and intellectual property, Buberis takes a comprehensive approach in exploring the Code's development through its consideration and enforcement by the Regulator and the courts. Looking at recent case law, the chapters indicate continuing
points of concern about the Code, and give cognisance to a recent Parliamentary review which may enhance its operation if adopted.
For professionals in the franchising industry, and anyone looking to understand more about the Code that governs Australia's franchises, this is a comprehensive guide that engages and analyses this key piece of legislature.
Many aboriginal communities in the Global South depend for their livelihoods on the vast supply of bio-resources around them, but multinational corporations (MNCs) are not always ethical in their dealings with these communities. MNCs often pirate and patent communal, traditional knowledge, thereby
"acquiring" intellectual property potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars almost free of cost. Aboriginal communities face steep uphill legal battles in these cases.
Here Anindya Bhukta explores the porous legal relations between traditional knowledge and current intellectual property law. Focusing on aboriginal communities in India, Bhukta explains how India, like other resource-rich countries, has spent millions trying to revoke US-issued patents on knowledge
gained from aboriginal communities using existing IPR legislation. He demonstrates that existing IPR laws do not provide full legal protection in such cases - a fact acknowledged by the World Trade Organization when it categorically asked for a sui generis law to be developed for precisely these
purposes - and he suggests just such a new law that could offer more robust legal protection for aboriginal communities wishing to capitalize on their own accomplishments. In so doing, Bhukta calls attention to the vital contributions that aboriginal communities make to global development.
Legal Protection for Traditional Knowledgeis a must-read for researchers in economics, development studies, and international law, and especially those with an interest in the intellectual property status of traditional knowledge.
Lynne’s Laws have been honed from personal experience of leading a pioneering small law firm.Lynne Burdon shares stories from her own experience as founder and leader of two successful firms to illustrate the principles of leadership that are essential to create a successful
business.She reveals the practical steps to success: creating a great place to work which will attract and retain the best staff and thus deliver outstanding service to clients.Work should be meaningful and fun: these principles will show you how to make this true for yourself and your organisation.