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  1. Legal news
    24 July 2018
    Myanmar's New Trade Mark Regime

    Myanmar's new trade mark legislation is expected to completely overhaul the trade mark regime in the country.

  2. Legal news
    29 August 2019
    Is it all going down the drain? The risks and opportunities of making environmental-related marketing claims

    In June 2019, the Federal Court of Australia (Court) handed down its decision in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd in favour of Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd ...

  3. Legal news
    02 December 2019
    'Tis the Season for Giving: New rules for Gift Cards in Australia

    With the festive season upon us it is important for retailers to be aware of new laws in Australia relating to gift cards. All gift cards supplied to consumers in Australia from 1 November 2019 must have a minimum three ...

  4. Legal news
    05 November 2019
    In the crosshairs: Ashley & Martin required to refund consumers as a result of unfair contract terms

    The concept of fairness in trade and commerce has been a recent focus for Australian Courts and regulators alike. The recent decision on relief in ACCC v Ashley & Martin Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 1739 is particularly ...

  5. Legal news
    02 December 2019
    Everyone loves a discount but beware of was/now pricing – Australian regulator on the attack

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued four furniture retailers with infringement notices following an investigation into their use of discount price representations in advertising. These ...

  6. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Customer Loyalty Schemes - have you earned the right to your customers' data?'-data

    A draft report posted on the ACCC's website earlier this month highlights a number of issues around customer loyalty schemes including concerns that companies touting these schemes are using them primarily as a portal ...

  7. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    Food franchisors not disclosing critical information

    Following a review of a sample of Australian food franchisors, the ACCC has clamped down on failures by franchisors to disclose certain information to potential franchisees. While this particular review was limited to ...

  8. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    What makes a day, a day?

    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down a landmark decision in relation to how entitlements to paid personal (sick)/carer's leave should be calculated under section 96(1) of the Fair Work Act ...

  9. Legal news
    29 March 2021
    Australia: Federal Court imposes a $350,000 penalty on FE Sports for resale price maintenance

    On 24 March 2021, the Federal Court imposed a pecuniary penalty of $350,000 on a wholesale distributor, B & K Holdings (QLD) Pty Ltd trading as FE Sports (FE Sports), for resale price maintenance in relation to bicycle ...

  10. Legal news
    29 August 2018
    Australia: Your franchising inquiry cheat sheet

    There has been much in the press recently in relation to the Australian Senate inquiry into the franchising industry. With the public hearings and submissions now closed, a report is expected by 6 December 2018. We ...