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Intellectual Property: The ECJ Extends the Use of Trade Marks to Goods and Services

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled in Praktiker Bau- und Heimwerkerm√§rkte (C 418/02) that a trade mark that is now in use by a company on its goods can be extended to cover the services provided by this company. … Continue reading

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The Relevance of Implementing Value Added Tax Or VAT on Goods and Services

Economists in the government had come up with a good way of funding the biggest deficit in the history of United States, and that is through value added tax, shortened to VAT, which is also called national sales tax. Advocates … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Bartering Goods and Services Between Private Individuals

Bartering is not a new concept. It’s been around probably for as long as man has walked the earth. In fact, long before money existed people traded goods for services or services for other services. That’s how commerce took place. … Continue reading

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Australian Goods and Service Tax Basics

Goods and Services Tax is part of a taxation system governed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The tax applies to all product and service purchases at a rate of 10% including those take place between suppliers, manufacturers and retailers. … Continue reading

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Economic and Social Implications of Goods and Services Tax

The overwhelming majority of product and service transactions in Australia are subjected to a 10% value-added tax called Goods and Services Tax (GST). Introduced by the Australian Howard Government in July 2000, the tax has effectively replaced the former Federal … Continue reading

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