On 25 August 2018, the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) was amended by including a parallel importation defence for importers of goods. With the new changes, Australian trade mark owners will find it [...]
This article sets out the prohibition on insolvent trading by company directors in section 588G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), reviews the safe harbour defence, and provides a summary of the [...]
In September 2018, the ACCC imposed an infringement notice against Fitness First for contravening the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) provisions relating to excessive payment [...]
The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measure No. 3) Act 2018 (Cth) commenced on 1 September 2018, introducing significant increases to the maximum penalties for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law.
In Sportsbet Pty Ltd v Crownbet Pty Ltd  FCA 1045, Australia’s biggest non-retail bookmaker, Sportsbet Pty Ltd, has been successful in obtaining an interlocutory injunction preventing [...]
The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 No 2 came into force on 1 July 2017 and made a number of important amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994. This article looks at the benefits for [...]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its action against Thermomix In Australia Pty Ltd after the Federal Court ruled that Thermomix knowingly kept safety issues relating to [...]
The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-Sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (the Bill), if passed, will extend CSF to privately-held companies. This would open up significant [...]