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Increasing prices during COVID-19 (part 3)

This part 3 bulletin focuses on the new express prohibition against price gouging when re-supplying certain PPE and disinfectant goods during this extraordinary time.

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Increasing prices during COVID-19 (part 2)

Businesses may justify a price increase by falsely referring to supply issues or other reasons related to COVID-19. This part 2 bulletin focuses on how this may also be a contravention of the ACL.

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Export Market Development Grants scheme

During these difficult times, when market confidence is at a low, access to government grants can give Australian businesses a much needed cash injection.

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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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Part 2: Trade mark use – what, when & who?

In part 1 of our blog we discussed Aldi’s court battle with Moroccanoil Israel (MI)[1]. In part 2, we discuss the importance of trade mark ‘use’ and hi...

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Part 1: It’s all about the price tag, naturally

The Full Court of the Federal Court recently found that Aldi shoppers should know they are not buying premium boutique products and should interpret labels accordingly.[1] The plain facts The Court overturned the primary judge’s decision. Referring to the ‘cheapest part of one of the cheapest stores’, it found Aldi’s use of ‘naturals’ on hair care products was not misleading…

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Playing fair

In life, we frequently see power players flexing their proverbial muscles. From setting the status quo, to further leveraging their lead, the smaller player oft...

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Sorry, your gift card has expired

If you sell gift cards to consumers in New South Wales, it may be time for you to update your terms and conditions. Starting 31 March 2018, gift cards sold:...

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Keep your options open

In today’s world of fast paced transactions we often feel like we are stuck on the train of life without any option to get off. Nevertheless, we all have opti...

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Splitting the bill: retail lease outgoings

When it comes to dinner dates, bar tabs and property maintenance costs, you’ll be hard pressed finding someone eager to foot the bill. Unsurprisingly, it is n...

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