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Joanna Oakey from Aspect Legal brings her decades of experience in law and in business to help provide smart legal tips for business owners and managers. Get educated on how you can protect your business from common costly mistakes that affect businesses in the areas of trademark, brand protection, intellectual property, contract law, employment law, dispute resolution and litigation.

Talking Law Joanna Oakey, Aspect Legal

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Joanna Oakey from Aspect Legal brings her decades of experience in law and in business to help provide smart legal tips for business owners and managers. Get educated on how you can protect your business from common costly mistakes that affect businesses in the areas of trademark, brand protection, intellectual property, contract law, employment law, dispute resolution and litigation.

    [EP 098] Top Legal and Tax tips for accountants dealing with clients selling (or acquiring) a business

    [EP 098] Top Legal and Tax tips for accountants dealing with clients selling (or acquiring) a business

    In this episode we get legal and tax tips for accountants dealing with clients selling or acquiring a business from Peter Bembrick, a tax partner at HLB Mann Judd Sydney. Peter has provided tax assistance to businesses and individuals since he joined HLB Mann Judd over 30 years ago, and became a Partner there in 2004.



    We would usually cover the topic of selling and acquiring businesses on our sister podcast The Deal Room. What we are discussing today is actually part of a two-part series which can be found in the Deal Room Podcast. We felt however that part one of this series suited the audience of Talking Law. So to ensure we are reaching out to all the right people sit back and relax as we dive into legal and tax tips from Peter Bembrick.

    • 25 min
    [EP 097] Slofie and trademarking your invented word

    [EP 097] Slofie and trademarking your invented word

    In this week’s episode, our resident trademarks guru Grace Yi takes us through a recent and interesting trademark application in the US by Apple for the word “Slofie”. We also discuss the importance of registering a trademark so that you can control its use.

    • 21 min
    [EP 096] How to deal with Personal Guarantees – Don’t Set and Forget

    [EP 096] How to deal with Personal Guarantees – Don’t Set and Forget

    If you’re a business owner, it’s likely that at one time or another you’ve been asked to provide a personal guarantee to a contract. But just because it’s asked, doesn’t mean it’s required. Here’s everything you need to know before signing a personal guarantee.

    • 16 min
    [EP 095] Exploring “Mentored” with Mark Bouris – Part 2

    [EP 095] Exploring “Mentored” with Mark Bouris – Part 2

    Welcome to the final half of our two-part series. In this episode, we talk to the Executive Chairman of publicly-listed Yellow Brick Road, Chairman of SME Association of Australia and the host of the television shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice on the Nine Network and The Mentor on the Seven Network – Mark Bouris. In this episode, we dig further into the task force that Mark was part of in relation to digitisation for small business owners in Australia. We talk about the change that governments need to make and create for business owners in Australia. We also look back at Mark’s time on The Apprentice and discuss his greatest takeaways from that time.

    • 19 min
    [EP 094] Exploring “Mentored” with Mark Bouris – Part 1

    [EP 094] Exploring “Mentored” with Mark Bouris – Part 1

    In this episode, we talk with Mark Bouris – the very well known Executive Chairman of publicly-listed Yellow Brick Road, Chairman of SME Association of Australia – and of course, the host of the television show The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice on the Nine Network and The Mentor on the Seven Network. Mark is a passionate advocate of SMEs and in this two part series, Joanna and Mark discuss the many lessons that he learnt along the way in business, his family history of small business, and the impact of working with Kerry Packer.

    • 18 min
    [EP 093] Harry Potter versus a Melbourne Pub

    [EP 093] Harry Potter versus a Melbourne Pub

    Whether you have one or hundreds of trademarks, developing and managing your trademark portfolio are critical to maximising and protecting a company's brands. Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know with some pro-tips from our experts.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

tarshhawker ,

Love it

Relaxed, informative and easy to listen to and learn from.

Ben Walker Inspire ,

Great info for business owners

As an accountant & business owner, I love the perspectives and guests that Joanna has on her show. Definitely relevant to day to day management of the business.

Rod, Perth ,

Legal gold nuggets

I’ve been surprised how much I’ve picked up from this podcast. Some of the topics can look like they might not be for you but there is always something to learn in the practical and knowledgeable series.

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