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'PROTOX' and 'PROCAT': the Federal Court considers deceptive similarity and the defence of comparative advertising
Insight 28 Oct 2021

Allergan Australia v Self Care IP Holdings and Caterpillar Inc v Puma SE highlight the precise nature of the test required in assessing deceptive similarity, as well as the limits of the comparative advertising defence to infringement. ...

When is a social media post clearly an #ad?
Insight 28 Oct 2021

Social media influencers are increasingly being held to account for failing to disclose advertising content – so businesses working with influencers also need to take note. The recent matter involving Nadia Fairfax and Samsung highlights this. ...

Allens advises Spark on North East Link – Australia's largest PPP
News 28 Oct 2021

'Pulling this deal together has required open and collaborative dialogue between the public and private sectors. Not only is this the largest PPP in Australian history, it has been procured against ...

Why is the TGA alleging copyright infringement against Craig Kelly's text messages?
Insight 28 Oct 2021

The reproduction of selected extracts from the DAEN on a website controlled by Craig Kelly's United Australia Party (UAP) without the consent of the Federal Government as copyright owner, is likely to amount to copyright infringement. ...

Coming soon to a registrar near you: how your business can secure a .au direct domain name
Insight 28 Oct 2021

For a six-month period from 24 March 2022 only, registrants with an existing .au domain name (eg 'allens.com.au') can apply for 'Priority Status' to register an exact match of the existing .au domain name as a .au direct domain name ...

Allens advises EIG on investment in Australia Pacific LNG
News 27 Oct 2021

The deal builds on EIG's investment presence in the Australian market and represents the first private equity sponsor-led acquisition of an interest in an operational integrated LNG project globall ...

ASIC publishes updated guidance on hawking reforms
Insight 27 Oct 2021

Under the new hawking prohibition in sections 992A and 992AA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act), a person must not offer a financial product to a retail client (consumer) in the course of, or because of unsolicited, real-time contact. ...

October compliance deadlines: rounding up the last-minute changes
Insight 27 Oct 2021

October marks the commencement of the design and distribution obligations (DDO) regime, the deferred sales model for add-on insurance (DSM), changes to the anti-hawking rules, refreshed standards for internal dispute resolution systems and, to top it all off, a new breach reporting regime. ...

Government response to class action inquiries
Insight 25 Oct 2021

Last week, the Federal Government published its long-awaited response to the ALRC and Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Report's inquiries into class actions. ...

Water access for hydrogen projects: don't let your options dry up
Insight 25 Oct 2021

Australia's abundant renewable energy resources and existing infrastructure make it well placed to become a leading producer of green hydrogen. However, given Australia's scarce water resources, hydrogen producers may face challenges in securing reliable, long-term access to the volumes of water that will be required to support large-scale hydrogen projects. This Insight explores the issues that investors and developers need to consider in securing access to water for hydrogen projects in Australia, as interest in the industry continues to grow. ...

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