The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … Continued
In recent years, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has cracked down on misleading advertising claims made by drug companies. These efforts align with a community expectation that over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are accurately represented. As … Continued
We examine the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) leading cases in 2018 and consider how well the ACCC performed against its 2018 enforcement priorities. The 2018 in Review also provides an outlook for 2019 and … Continued
It has been a turbulent year for the franchising sector – media coverage from the Senate Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code), including allegations of unfair treatment of franchisees … Continued
The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued
The recent court enforceable undertaking provided by Husqvarna Australia Pty Ltd (Husqvarna Australia) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), highlights the importance for all manufacturers, suppliers and licensors to carefully assess their network … Continued
Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued
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