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Startup Legal and IP

Perth Autumn 2014 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about the law to launch a successful startup? How do you pick a law firm to work with? What is the process of setting up a company? How much do you need to know about the law? What agreements do you need to run a company? What are common legal mistakes? How do you handle intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? How much does the law actually matter?

Build a legal and IP strategy.
2014-06-26, 06:30 PM


Chris Farquhar
Case Manager

Chris Farquhar is a Case Manager for Commercialisation Australia. He has founded three technology companies that he managed through to commercial sales. Two of these were software businesses that were sold to US companies. He has a strong understanding of technology appl...

Kurt Falkenstein
Founder, General Standards

Kurt Falkenstein is the founder of General Standards, a specialist startup law firm with offices in Australia, the UK and USA. In private practice, Kurt has worked with over 400 startups and advised on over 50 seed investments in early-stage ventures - acting for startups...

Rohan Wallace

Rohan is an Australian registered patent and trademark attorney with more than sixteen years of experience. He specialises in patenting IT and mechanical inventions, registering designs and the registration of trademarks in Australia and overseas. Rohan has the depth o...

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