Is your business structured correctly?

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Businesses in the marine industry, while governed by the same rules and regulations as other general businesses, operate in their own peculiar commercial realm requiring legal needs to be tailored to fit. From the owner operated mobile shipwright through to the big dealerships buying and selling large vessels these businesses operate in an economy that is not only seasonal…

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Blended fuels and litigation – a volatile mix

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From 2010 both Federal and State laws will generally disallow the sale of standard petrol that is not blended with 10 per cent ethanol (capped) and all diesel will more than likely be bio-diesel. The potential effect upon the boating public and consequently the marine industry could be serious and result in many unwanted legal claims, if the boating…

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Stolen: Your intellectual property – your profits – your business

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Being in the marine business is difficult enough let alone the headaches, stress and potential legal costs incurred when claiming or defending your ownership of your ideas. The importance of protection through registration of your intellectual property has been made all that more important in today’s electronic world. It has become increasingly easy to access information on the web…

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