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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.

A few too many beers causes headache for brewer

As part of the Southern Bay Brewery’s marketing approach it opened a twitter account and the complaint related to one of its tweets.

Expedia Australia penalised for misleading ‘puffery’

A recent tribunal decision in Canberra will have ongoing implications for businesses, particularly those who provide booking services or platforms.

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QLD tattooing industry advertising regulations

Fair Trading compliance officers are currently out and about checking tattoo licences and ensuring licence numbers are being displayed as required by the law

What you need to know: NSW election and political matter advertising

Learn how to avoid doing the wrong thing this election season

What you need to know: Federal election and political matter advertising

How to avoid misleading or deceptive electoral advertisements and other communications 

Kleenheat pays $25,200 penalties over discount claims

Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas has paid penalties totalling $25,200 after the ACCC issued two infringement notices for alleged false and misleading representations made about gas prices.