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Bespoke's COVID-19 Response Team

Bespoke has set up a COV-19 Response Team to help businesses handle the crisis today and down the line.

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COVID-19: is it a force majeure event?

Considering whether force majeure will apply to contractual arrangements affect by the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, what are the practical next steps.

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Both sides of Australia’s animal testing ban

Warning: this is going to be controversial From 1 July 2020, manufacturers and importers of cosmetics may not use animal test data to support the introductio...

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‘Free from’ and hypoallergenic cosmetics claims

The EU cosmetic industry is grappling with new guidelines on using ‘free from’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ in product claims.Our TTR Group outline how the guid...

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Not-so-natural remedies

Natural or almost natural remedy? Recently released TGA guidelines and criteria set a high bar for the use of ‘natural’ claims in advertising (and labelling...

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Australian law, I choose you

What is a governing law clause? A governing law clause expresses the parties’ intention about which laws will govern a dispute arising under their contract. Governing laws are important in any contract, but especially in contracts where parties are based in different States or Territories within Australia or in different countries. Why is it important? Properly drafted governing law clauses…

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Keeping your business safe from cybersquatters

You will be familiar with the term 'squatters' in a property context, used to define a person who unlawfully occupies a property that does not belong to them...

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Modern slavery update

In a win for corporate social responsibility and human rights, Australia's first modern slavery legislation passed both houses of parliament yesterday. Globa...

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Parallel importing cosmetics

Parallel importing is a divisive subject in the cosmetics industry. On the one hand, Australian cosmetics distributors can benefit from lower cost prices off...

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Illegal logging compliance for non-loggers

If you import paper, tissues, wooden handled brushes, timber furniture, paper bags, cigarette papers or other regulated timber products the due diligence obliga...

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