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The CoOL change is here
Insight 07 Jul 2016

We provide an update on the new Country of Origin Labelling regime which came into effect on 1 July 2016 and the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the safe harbour provisions under the Australian Consumer Law. ...

To bee, or not to bee… Generalised health claims under the Food Standards Code?
Insight 07 Jul 2016

The New Zealand Court of Appeal considered an application by a honey producer seeking a declaration that the labelling of its honey products complied with the requirements for nutrition, health and related claims under the Food Standards Code. ...

The new safe harbour provisions for country of origin claims
Insight 21 Dec 2016

With the new Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard’s two‑year transition period ticking down,manufacturers will no doubt be busy aligning their food packaging with its requirements. ...

The Mark of Milk and Money: a2 vs Lion
Insight 21 Dec 2016

The widely reported dispute between The a2 Milk Company and Lion about their milk advertising is proving to be a frothy fight, providing food manufacturers with valuable lessons, even before a judgment has been handed down. ...

Heinz Shredz: ACCC takes it first swing against the sweet stuff
Insight 21 Dec 2016

Associate Adrian Chang and Lawyer Nick Boyd‑Caine report on the proceedings launched by the ACCC against Heinz in relation to their Shredz products, and what that action says about today’s food regulatory environment. ...

Can artificial intelligence own a patent?
Insight 24 Oct 2019

A team at the University of Surrey has filed two patent applications created autonomously by artificial intelligence. This is prompting legal authorities in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe to consider the boundaries of patent law and decide whether artificial intelligence machines can be named as inventors and owners of patents. ...

IP Australia moves towards protecting Indigenous knowledge
Insight 24 Oct 2019

IP Australia has released a report summarising stakeholder feedback on how Australia's IP system can be improved to protect and promote the integrity of Indigenous Knowledge (IK). Although legal reform is not yet in sight, businesses sensitive to the protection of IK are encouraged to be proactive. ...

IPONZ fee changes – how you can save on patent and trade mark fees
Insight 24 Oct 2019

On 13 February 2020, official patent fees will significantly increase in New Zealand, while certain trade mark fees are set to decrease. Associate Claire Gregg outlines the new fee structure and potential ways to save. ...

Ultra Tune's small victory in Franchising Code case
Insight 24 Oct 2019

Earlier this year, InIP reported on a case brought by the ACCC alleging various breaches of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising Code). Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (Ultra Tune) was found to have committed numerous breaches of the Franchising Code. ...

Fonterra v Vitasoy: Turns out you really can grow milk
Insight 24 Oct 2019

The Registrar's recent decision in Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Vitasoy International Singapore caught our eye here at Allens. 'Vores and Veggies alike were surprised to see Fonterra's opposition to Vitasoy's trade mark application for GROWING MILK SINCE 1940 for a range of beverages. ...

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