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Latest Focus Papers
ACCC finalises Guidelines on IP exemption repeal – are you ready?
With the repeal of the IP exemption in the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) about to take effect, the ACCC has issued in final form its guidelines to help business work out what the repeal means for them - “Guidelines on the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)...
Short term credit, binary options and CFDs: ASIC names and shames initial targets of its product intervention powers
In April 2019, ASIC’s new product intervention powers came into effect. These powers enable ASIC to intervene on either a product-specific or market-wide basis when a financial product or credit product has resulted or is likely to result in significant detriment to consumers.
New Zealand - Development in Online Gambling Regulation
New Zealand has joined the list of countries in introducing a regulatory regime that will require offshore gambling operators to pay fees in respect of both gambling services provided to New Zealand residents and bets taken in respect of New Zealand racing and sporting events.
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ACCC digs knife into Woolworths over disposable cutlery claims
Undeterred by two court defeats in two weeks, the competition watchdog has appealed a Federal Court decision to dismiss its case against Woolworths over claims the retailer made about the biodegradability of its picnic products.
Employment Law in Australia Overview
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2019
Our Legal Update contains papers published recently by Addisons concerning various issues and developments impacting upon the direct selling sector in Australia. Areas covered include new obligations in respect of regulatory and compliance matters, as well as new requirements of which marketing team...
Latest Media
Two big cases involving big name brands, Penfolds and Bega
When you are strolling the aisles of a supermarket or bottle shop, what makes you instinctively reach for a familiar brand? Why do you choose one company’s product and ignore the other similar-looking products sitting next to them on the shelf? Brand recognition and brand loyalty are central to...
Sydney councils accused of using interim heritage orders to halt development
Partner, Helen Macfarlane, was a guest on The Chris Smith Show this week discussing the use of interim heritage orders by local councils as a form of ‘defacto development control’.
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.