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EU filing date on UK trade marks.

EU trade marks application filed before 1 January 2021 can claim the EU filing date in UK applications. However to be eligible, the UK trade mark application must be: filed on or before 30 September 2021; for the same trade mark; and for the same goods and services...

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Under the influence.

One of the most novel occupations created by the rise of social media is that of the influencer. Influencers earn a living by advertising and promoting brands and connecting them with their own social media followers. An industry code is helping ensure influencers disclose the commercial arrangements that sit behind sponsored posts...

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Avocados and the new ACL consumer threshold.

Inflation, avocados and consumer law. You may be wondering what is the connection between these 3 seemingly unrelated topics? Inflation has contributed to the increase in avocado prices by up to 129% in recent years. Separately, a Government review has recognised that in light of inflation, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for consumers and small businesses required adjustment...

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How strong are a landlord’s claws?.

In the current leasing landscape, it is not uncommon for landlords to offer lease incentives to entice prospective tenants. The claw’s jaws. An incentive in a lease can be structured in various ways, including...

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Gut feelings.

We've all been drawn in by a catchy headline, for example, 'shed 5kg in a day!' Whilst this may seem like a great marketing tactic, claims such as these are very risky. Importantly, retailers must not mislead or deceive consumers...

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'Cheers' to compliant advertising of alcohol.

Marketing alcohol is inherently difficult. It is held to greater scrutiny than other food and beverage products. Unsurprisingly, this means that smart ideas like Bob Hawke sculling a beer, though catchy and differentiating, can be non-compliant...

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