Reform

A year on from the consolidation of China’s competition regulatory functions into the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), and just over a decade from the introduction of the Antimonopoly Law (AML), partners from KWM's...

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published helpful guidance on use of the term ‘natural’ and related claims when advertising therapeutic goods to the public. After considerable public and targeted consultation, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)...

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New Zealand joins the criminal cartel club

May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of gestation, New Zealand law now provides criminal penalties for serious cartel conduct, in a similar form to Australia’s laws that are about to experience their tenth birthday....

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UPdate on the IP exemption repeal

May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week, King & Wood Mallesons attended the annual conference of the Licensing Executives Society Australia & New Zealand to hear Parnos Munyard, the ACCC’s Director of Advocacy & Law Reform, discuss the repeal of...

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The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for abusing its market dominance in the market for the brokering of online search adverts....

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In a speech last Thursday announcing the ACCC’s 2019 Product Safety Priorities, Chairman Rod Sims drew attention to the absence in Australian law of a general prohibition on the selling of unsafe goods, with particular...

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Businesses who license their IP rights need to act now and review their licensing and assignment arrangements to ensure compliance with the CCA....

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Banking on the ACCC

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the banking world digests Commissioner Hayne’s report, we look at what the Banking Royal Commission might mean for the ACCC....

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The Australian Parliament has passed a Bill increasing the maximum penalties under the Australian Consumer Law...

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics will scrutinise the ACCC in a public hearing tomorrow as part of its review of the ACCC Annual Report 2017....

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