Protect your Business



Contracts

A contract is generally an agreement between 2 or more parties to exchange something for something else or to do something. Most contracts consist of an offer to buy a product or a service ...


Insurance

You need insurance if you are in business. If you have a fire and all your equipment, office machinery and records are destroyed you will need insurance to replace them ...



Guarantees & Sureties

A guarantee is a written promise by you (the guarantor) that the person who is obtaining credit (the debtor or borrower) will keep to all the terms and conditions of their contract ...


Inventions & Innovations

An invention is a new process or device, which has been developed or created by someone. It has to be a device or product that is original, innovative and not developed by anyone else before ...



Due Diligence

Due diligence is the term used to express the process where one party attempts to find information about the business belonging to another party. It is the process allowing you to investigate ...


Non Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement is used when you have an otherwise unprotected idea that you want to show to a third party and you want the information you share with them to remain undisclosed to other parties ...



Privacy Law

The Privacy Act applies to every person or organisation in New Zealand in respect of personal information held in any capacity other than for the purposes of their personal, family, or household affairs ...


Trademarks

A registered trademark gives the owner the exclusive legal right to use, license or sell their products within the country in which the trademark has been registered ...



Trade Secrets

An example of a trade secret can be; a formula for a sports drink, a recipe, a new invention where the patent application has not yet been filed, or a manufacturing strategy, etc ...


Registered Design

In New Zealand, protection is provided to designs through the Designs Act 1953 ("the Act"). A registered design is used to protect the external appearance of a manufactured article, rather than the article itself ...



Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property, (also abbreviated as IP), is property that is created with intellect. You may have developed a design or written a manual or created a program ...


Disaster Prevention

The one guarantee, if you go into business, is that you will experience changes and sometimes disaster. Many businesses fold simply because they failed to recover from some disaster ...



Succession Planning

Succession planning is a process that presents business owners with a comprehensive and strategic way to arrange the orderly transition of ownership, or management of their business to others ...