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ACCC 2021 Enforcement Priorities
Insight 24 Feb 2021

The impacts of COVID-19, essential services, digital platforms, cartels, small business, financial services and the construction sector will be a focus in 2021, as well as significant changes to the consumer law. ...

ACCC not hAPPy with app marketplaces; car rental company pulled over for unconscionable conduct; Garuda proceedings finally touch down; and other developments
Insight 05 May 2021

ACCC not hAPPy with app marketplaces; car rental company pulled over for unconscionable conduct; Garuda proceedings finally touch down; and other developments ...

Escaping IP infringement of renowned handbag
Insight 15 Dec 2020

On 6 November 2020, Australian fashion label State of Escape Pty Ltd ( State of Escape ) – renowned for its 'unique' perforated neoprene handbag – lost its two-year-long battle with Chuchka Bags Pt ...

Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report; ACCC commences proceedings against Agrison; Trivago loses its appeal in the Full Federal Court; and other developments
Insight 25 Nov 2020

Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report; ACCC commences proceedings against Agrison alleging false or misleading representations about warranties; appeal on Employsure case; Trivago's loses appeal; Compare the Market acquisitions of iSelect under review; ADT Security to refund customers and remove or amend unfair contract terms. ...

Federal Court orders penalties against Viagogo; ACCC commences new civil proceedings; Rod Sims continues to advocate for law changes; and other developments
Insight 17 Nov 2020

Federal Court orders penalties against Viagogo and iSelect; ACCC commences new civil proceedings; Rod Sims continues to advocate for law changes; and other developments ...

Down-scheduling CBD and growing Australia's cannabis industry
Insight 10 Nov 2020

The Therapeutics Goods Administration is proposing amendments to the Poisons Standard to permit pharmacists to sell low-dose cannabidiol (CBD) products without a prescription. Businesses intending to import, manufacture and supply cannabis products in the Australian market should monitor these developments closely. ...

Full Federal Court says environmental claims on packaging not misleading representations; ACCC publishes first report on airline competition; more authorisations in response to COVID-19; and other developments
Insight 08 Oct 2020

Full Federal Court says environmental claims on packaging not misleading representations; ACCC publishes first report on airline competition; more authorisations in response to COVID-19; and other developments ...

COVID-19 cooperation to continue; international regulators team up on investigations; charity claims under the lens; and other developments
Insight 24 Sep 2020

Continued coordination in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; int'l agreement for regulators to cooperate on cross-border investigations; Oscar Wylee penalised $3.5m; Pfizer's Upjohn merger cleared with Mylan; ACCC examines competition in mobile apps market; and new Energy Tech Consumer Code ...

News Code of Conduct update; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; and other developments
Insight 09 Sep 2020

News Code of Conduct update: ACCC releases a draft code for comment; HealthEngine to pay $2.9 million for ACL breaches; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; Next chapter of the gas inquiry; Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transport cleared; and more COVID cooperation. ...

Lorna Jane antivirus activewear claims don't workout
Insight 08 Sep 2020

A recent set of infringement notices issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, including against clothing manufacturer Lorna Jane, highlights the importance of businesses carefully scrutinising all claims made about any health-related benefits of their products. We break down the elements of that case and its significance for advertising and marketing claims. ...

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