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Intellectual Property and Technology News - Asia Pacific: Q3 2012
This issue discusses key issues for online business, data privacy and other new developments in intellectual property.
25 Nov 2012
The People's Republic of China Advertising Law - Substantial Revisions Under Way
The advertising industry in China has grown rapidly over the past decade.
6 Jul 2012
Personal Property Securities Update: The Countdown Begins
Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) expected to commence in October this year - consideration of transition from the current law.
15 Jun 2011
Warranties Against Defects - A New Regulation Will Apply From 1 January 2011
Manufacturers, retailers and service providers will need to act soon to review and revise documents containing warranties against defects so that they will be ready to comply with a new regulation taking effect on 1 January 2012
21 Apr 2011
Health Related Critical Judgments, Legislation, Press Releases and News Items
Health Alert is a summary of the critical judgments, legislation, press releases and news items which have come to our attention each week. Many of the summaries will contain a hyperlink.
19 Apr 2011
Manufacturers' Warranties, Extended Warranties and Service Plans - What you need to know
The change in Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will make it more difficult to promote and market manufacturers' warranties, extended warranties and service plans. This Consumer Law update discusses what you need to know with these changes.
5 Dec 2010
10 Things you need to know about Australian Consumer Law
The Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs described the Australian Consumer Law as the most comprehensive change to the Trade Practices Act since its inception in 1974. In this article, we summarise 10 key things that businesses should know about the introduction of the Australian Consumer Law.
18 Nov 2010
Time to Trade in Your Existing Terms and Conditions
Recent amendments to the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Clth) (TPA) as part of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) initiative see the introduction of new statutory consumer guarantees which come into force on 1 January 2011
29 Oct 2010
Changes to Implied Terms under the Trade Practices Act
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) initiative has now been enacted by two amendments to the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (TPA).
17 Oct 2010
Retirement Village Operators: GST Update
Developers’ and operators’ ability to claim GST credits on retirement village construction costs
7 Apr 2010
Reforms to Franchising Conduct and Unconscionable Conduct
Further reforms to the Franchising Code of Conduct and the Unconscionable Conduct provisions of the Trade Practices Act announced.
4 Mar 2010
At The Courthouse
This case attracted national media coverage and was declared by some as the end of the childhood ‘sleepover’.
16 Sep 2009
Senate Committee Recommends Delay And Simplification Of Personal Property Securities
The Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs conducted an Inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Personal Property Securities Bill 2008.
26 Mar 2009
Fair Trading Act In 2008 – The Year In Review
The Commerce Commission (Commission) monitors compliance with our principal consumer protection legislation - the Fair Trading Act 1986 (Act). In 2008 the Commission focused on misleading promotions, particularly in the banking, finance and supermarket sectors.
12 Feb 2009
Effective Terms Of Trade - Staying Out Of The Unsecured Pack
In the current economic downturn, it is worth reviewing your current terms of trade, especially if you use retention of title clauses (also known as Romalpa clauses) to retain title to goods that are sold on credit.
20 Jan 2009
Developments In EU And UK Consumer Protection: A Class Act?
If the EU adopts proposals for collective redress reform, the litigation risk for Australian manufacturers exporting products to the area could change.
15 May 2008
Are Those Instructions Instructive?
Skerbic v McCormack & Ors [2007] ACTSC 93 involved both a claim in negligence and a claim under section 75AD of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (TPA) against the manufacturer/supplier, and installer, of garage roller doors which injured the plaintiff.
2 Apr 2008
New Zealand Fair Trading Act – 2006 In Review
The Commerce Commission (Commission) monitors compliance with the Fair Trading Act, which is our principal consumer protection legislation. 2006 was a busy year for the Commission as it focused on product advertising and on generating fraud awareness amongst consumers.
New Zealand
20 Apr 2007
Fair Trading And Consumer Guarantees Submissions Sought On Enforcement Of Consumer Protection Laws
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs (Ministry) has released a discussion document on the redress and enforcement provisions contained in the Fair Trading Act 1986 and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
New Zealand
16 May 2006
Tort Law Reform - The Final Chapter
The tort law reform process in Australia is now complete with the commencement of the Trade Practices Amendment (Personal Injuries and Death) Act 2006 (Cth) ("the Amendment Act"). Proceedings for personal injuries and death are no longer permitted under the consumer protection provisions of Part V, Division 1 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) ("the TPA"). Part V, Division 1 of the TPA includes section 52 which contains the well-known prohibition on misleading or deceptive conduct.
12 May 2006
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