Jurisdiction: Australia

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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After more than seven months of review, the ACCC announced its opposition to the $15 billion proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd and TPG Telecom Limited. The ACCC’s decision is based on...

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AP Eagers is the first to take the ACCC’s new merger authorisation process out for a spin. Authorisation is by far the road less travelled. What points will AP Eagers need to drive home to...

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ACCC intervention into standard form stevedore contracts sheds light on its approach to B2B unfair contract terms...

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The prosecution of Country Care is the first to prosecute an Australian company and individuals. The progress of the case throws up procedural challenges unique to the new criminal cartel jurisdiction. ...

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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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ACCCounting for an emboldened regulator

March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The most recent quarterly ACCCount of the ACCC’s regulatory and enforcement activities paints a picture of a regulator emboldened by the new environment cultivated by the Financial Services Royal Commission....

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