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Is it a bird…Is it a plane…no, its the ACCC – protecting consumers from false and misleading claims in advertising
Recent proceedings initiated by ACCC remind us that you cannot make blanket No Refund statements about goods or services.
Australia
27 Aug 2019
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Australian Made and Owned: What makes a fish oil capsule Australian?
The case demonstrates the court's reluctance to allow a brand to falsely depict that a product is 'Made in Australia'.
Australia
26 Feb 2019
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Responding to social media reviews
Article discusses social media, the pros and cons to instant reviews and advises how to deal with user reviews.
Australia
20 Jun 2018
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Passing off intellectual property: Private label brands mislead consumers
This dispute highlights the importance of due diligence before choosing your brand, your product packaging and labelling.
Australia
23 Mar 2018
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It is just not fair! The effects of the unfair contract terms regime on leases
The Unfair Contract Regime may become useful for people to avoid certain clauses in a lease because they are unfair.
Australia
6 Oct 2017
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Corporate shield not enough to protect sole director of building company in a building dispute
Corporate shield doesn't provide builders or directors with a complete indemnity, for misleading and deceptive conduct.
Australia
9 Aug 2017
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ACCC not shying away from its 2017 hit list; Murray Goulburn, Apple and unfair contract terms
The ACCC focus is on misleading practices, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms affecting small business.
Australia
9 May 2017
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On the boil – Pastacup in hot water as the ACCC takes action for failure to disclose
As shown in this case, the ACCC isn't hesitant in pursuing action against a franchisor when they have breached the Code.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
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Unfair terms for standard form contracts are now in force
New legislation aims to protect small businesses from unfair terms in business-to-business standard form contracts.
Australia
18 Nov 2016
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In the firing line: Misleading and deceptive conduct
The Competition and Consumer Act strictly prohibits business conduct that is likely to, or will mislead or deceive consumers.
Australia
14 Aug 2016
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Product recall obligations for consumers, retailers and suppliers
Stringent safety standards bind all manufacturers, particularly in developed countries like Australia.
Australia
14 Aug 2016
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Is your franchise ready for the new unfair contract regime?
The law aims to curb potential for small businesses to be disadvantaged by unfair contract terms in business agreements.
Australia
5 Aug 2016
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Defining consumer transactions and how you can reduce your liability
The article clarifies consumer transactions and how a business could limit its liability in certain B2B transactions.
Australia
26 Apr 2016
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Harvey Norman franchisee gets slapped with $52,000 in penalties
The order reaffirms the Court's stance regarding false and misleading representations about consumer guarantee rights.
Australia
28 Jan 2016
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Nurofen manufacturer experiences headache over misleading conduct
A short term gain from a promotional campaign can be overshadowed by long term brand damage and loss of good will.
Australia
21 Dec 2015
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Small businesses to benefit under proposed changes to the Australian Consumer Law
The Federal Government has committed to extending the unfair contract terms legislation to cover small businesses.
Australia
6 Dec 2015
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Cut price pizzas result in class action by franchisees against Pizza Hut
The ex-franchisees based their class action claim on unconscionable conduct and breaching their duty to ensure a profit.
Australia
24 Sep 2015
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Unconscionable conduct - a $500,000 mistake
This expensive mistake serves as a caution to other franchisors who may be in breach of the revised Franchising Code.
Australia
1 May 2015
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Product recalls: Keeping on the right side of the ACCC
Recalling any product co-operatively with the ACCC is likely to have better long-run results and reduce brand damage.
Australia
1 May 2015
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Seafolly Pty Ltd v Madden – reiterating the importance of social media 'post' checking
The decision serves as a reminder on just how important it is to check and re-check your posts before you press enter.
Australia
26 Mar 2014
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