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Final report from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry
Insight 23 Dec 2020

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (the Committee) has completed its inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry and released its much-anticipated final report earlier this week. ...

Proposed changes to Credit Risk Management Prudential Standard (APS220)
Insight 23 Dec 2020

In the absence of the Responsible Lending Obligations, lending by Australian banks will be regulated by APRA. This means the new Credit Risk Management Prudential Standard (APS220) will be the central legislative guidance in designing consumer assessment and lending protocols. ...

Government introduces the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020
Insight 23 Dec 2020

The Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020 aims to implement the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations in relation to changes to ongoing advice fee arrangements, superannuation trustees passing on advice fees and requiring AFSL holders or authorised representatives (providing entity) to disclose a lack of independence when providing personal advice to retail clients. ...

Small business restructuring reforms
Insight 22 Dec 2020

The Federal Government's insolvency reform package relating to small business provides for a debt restructuring process intended to give eligible small businesses the flexibility to restructure debts while the directors remain in control of the business, and for a new simplified liquidation process for small business. ...

Enhancing Australia's decommissioning framework
Insight 17 Dec 2020

The aim of the Enhanced Framework is to ensure that Australia is sufficiently positioned to respond to decommissioning challenges and to ensure the Australian regime is clear, fit for purpose and leading practice. ...

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 ...

RCEP: Australia signs largest free trade agreement in the world
Insight 15 Dec 2020

On 15 November 2020, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership ( RCEP ), ...

Court calls last drinks on URBAN ALE trade mark
Insight 15 Dec 2020

Is URBAN ALE a distinctive trade mark? Would you consider the words URBAN PALE (displayed prominently on your stubby) to merely describe the type of beer? Are inner-city breweries 'cool', 'trendy' ...

Exhaustion of rights doctrine is now in Australia
Insight 15 Dec 2020

Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation confirms the exhaustion of rights doctrine now applies to Australian patent law. Patent owners cannot exercise their rights under the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) (Act) over specific patented products once those specific products have been sold onto the market. ...

Who's the fairest of them all? Comparative advertising amongst cosmetic competitors
Insight 15 Dec 2020

In recent proceedings before the Federal Court, Allergan was unsuccessful in its claim for infringement of its registered BOTOX trade marks against Self Care. Allergan alleged that Self Care ...

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