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Update for the advertising cats and dogs for sale in Victoria

The Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Act 2017 amends the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and reforms the dog breeding and pet shop industries in...

Samsung in hot water over misleading claims

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Samsung Electronics Australia alleging it made false, misleading and deceptive representations in advertising the water...

Is it an ad for medicinal cannabis?

Care needs to be taken that published information about medicinal cannabis does not appear to be designed or calculated to support or encourage the use...

To be or not to be ‘natural’

Like all medicines and medical devices, ‘natural’ products are intended to influence the human body or change something about the way the body acts. Inappropriate...

Nowhere to run for Clinic over $38,600 penalty

The Running Clinic (Australia) formerly trading as the Heel Clinic, was convicted and fined for advertising offences under the National Law. It was fined $30,600...

Cryptic coin offerings

Australian law prohibits misleading or deceptive conduct in a range of circumstances, including  in connection with financial services, and in relation to a financial product.

Advertising and the 2020 Olympic Games

Emblems and names for the Tokyo 2020 Games and other intellectual property associated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games are protected in Japan by the...

GSK and Novartis feel pain over misleading Voltaren claims

GSK and Novartis admitted that from January 2012 to March 2017, they marketed Osteo Gel as being specifically formulated and more effective than Emulgel in treating osteoarthritis related...

TAXTIME becomes court time for Kogan

The ACCC has instituted proceedings against Kogan in the Federal Court alleging that Kogan made false or misleading representations about a 10% discount promotion, in...

Advertising and Anzac Day

Protection of Word ‘ANZAC’ Regulations were made in 1921 under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to protect the word ‘ANZAC’, and any word...

Advertising flu shots

When advertising ‘seasonal influenza’ (flu) vaccination service, providers may only indirectly reference the vaccine (flu shots) administered as part of the service by identifying it...

Bottomless brunches in Victoria exposed!

Licensed venues should be careful to make sure ‘Bottomless brunches’ don’t leave them exposed to a possible breach of their liquor licence.