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Food, Glorious Food!

10 September 2014 - Competition & Consumer Law, Legal Updates, Marketing & Advertising

There is little doubt Australians have become food obsessed, from queuing for hours to eat at the newest restaurant in town, reading online foodie blogs, or watching reality cooking shows. As a result of the nation’s obsession, many food manufacturers and retailers are capitalising on the reputation of chefs and of well-known regions of Australia. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has pounced on the foodie juggernaut and is cracking down on product claims.

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Red and Yellow and Pink: Not Green?

10 July 2014 - Intellectual Property, Legal Updates

BP’s third attempt to register the colour green as a trade mark was rejected by the Australian Trade Marks Office last week. What do you need to do to successfully register a colour trade mark in Australia?

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Retailers Must Exercise Care When Advertising “Was” / “Now” Prices

1 July 2014 - Competition & Consumer Law, Legal Updates, Marketing & Advertising

Recent fines imposed on a jewellery company highlight why retailers must be careful when advertising discounted prices for their products and comparing them against previous higher prices.

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Border Protection Against Counterfeit / Copy Products

3 June 2014 - Intellectual Property, Legal Updates

The importation of cheap copy or counterfeit products into Australia can damage your brand, and undermine the significant investment you make in advertising, promoting and selling your products. Filing a Notice of Objection with Australia Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) is a cost-effective way of stopping these products from entering the Australian market and helping you enforce your valuable IP rights.

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PPSA – Protecting Interests Under Retention Of Title – Do You Have The Protection You Think You Do?

6 May 2014 - General Commercial, Legal Updates

With the introduction of the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) on 30 January 2012, the protections afforded to suppliers who provide goods to their customers under retention of title arrangements (ROT) have changed dramatically.

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