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Nicholas Weston releases detailed White Paper: “Definitive Guide to Intellectual Property for Accountants”

Nicholas Weston releases detailed White Paper: “Definitive Guide to Intellectual Property for Accountants”

According to the firm, Intellectual Property (IP) has matured as a key business asset class, but many SMEs know very little about how to protect or manage it. Accountants who have a basic familiarity with IP will advantage both their practice and their client.

Nicholas Weston has released a detailed White Paper, “Definitive Guide to Intellectual Property for Accountants” and spoke about the key details at a launch event held yesterday at William Buck in Melbourne.

The event was attended by Directors, Associates and Senior Managers from all William Buck divisions – Audit, Business Advisory, Tax, Corporate Advisory, Wealth Advisory.

You can download the full and detailed White Paper at Nicholas Weston’s site here, as well as downloading a slide deck of the launch presentation.

According to the firm, Intellectual Property (IP) has matured as a key business asset class, but many SMEs know very little about how to protect or manage it. Accountants who have a basic familiarity with IP will advantage both their practice and their client.

This Guide, originally developed jointly by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant in the UK and the UK Intellectual Property Office, has been significantly expanded and localised for use by Australian accountants by Nicholas Weston Lawyers with the copyright holders’ written permission.

The White Paper contains sections on Protecting intangible assets, Patents, Trade Marks, Domain Names, Registered Designs, Copyright, Licensing and royalty rates, Valuing IP rights, Tax implications and benefits (including Capital gains tax (CGT) and Income tax, Trade mark taxation, Tax deductions, Withholding taxes, GST treatment, the R&D Tax Incentive, Stamp Duty in each State and Territory), the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPSA), using the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI) in the context of IP, Details Oppositions, Appeals and Injunctions, and has some handy ATO References. It also contains a Test of your IP awareness and a summary with Four things to remember about IP for Accountants.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FREE WHITE PAPER “DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR ACCOUNTANTS”

About Nicholas Weston

Nicholas Weston is an award winning law firm and corporate consultancy working within organisations to anticipate, illuminate and help them master intricate legal and commercial environments. Our firm delivers high value legal solutions by applying best practice, Lean Six Sigma discipline, outstanding service and a team of some of the foremost lawyers and trade marks attorneys in Australia.

We are a dedicated, client-facing organisation. Our work with some of the world’s most famous brands is praised by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Corporate Intl Magazine and ACQ5 Global Awards for pre-eminence. The firm’s principal Nick Weston was appointed a WIPO Neutral in 2008 and since then has won numerous awards including ACQ5 IP Lawyer of the Year Australia in both 2012 and 2013.

Organisations the firm has represented include Abstract Entertainment, Aptuit LLC, AusIndustry (Australian Government, Department of Industry), Camera House, Electronic Arts Inc, Firemint, Intersport Australia Limited., Isakaya Den, U.S. Department of Defense, Renegade Films, shoesales.com.au, TheNile.com.au, and numerous private clients.

Our approach follows much the same course in each engagement, we have a value conversation with the client then work to deliver that value efficiently with predictable fees, lower client costs, transparency, and WebTMS online matter access. We use CRM, matter management, project management, workflow and technology tools, data and metrics, and we have a culture of continuous improvement.

Please visit www.nicholasweston.com for more information on Nicholas Weston or call +61 3 8616 0379

  • 26 Nov, 2014
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