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ACCC takes sporting goods company Decathlon to court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-23 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted court proceedings against a unit of French sporting goods giant Decathlon alleging it flouted product safety standards […]

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Lorna Jane fined over anti-virus activewear claims
Healthcare 2020-07-17 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Brisbane clothing company Lorna Jane has been fined almost $40,000 for implying that its ‘anti-virus activewear’ protects users from infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The […]

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P&G says stores will stop stocking its whitening toothpaste if Colgate case isn’t fast tracked
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-15 6:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Personal care giant Procter & Gamble has told a court that some of its Oral B teeth whitening products may be taken off retailer’s shelves […]

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LG loses challenge to Samsung QLED trade mark
Intellectual Property 2020-07-08 6:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

LG Electronics has lost its opposition to Samsung Electronic’s registration for its ‘Samsung QLED’ trade mark despite IP Australia acknowledging that Samsung’s phones did not […]

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False teeth claims: Procter & Gamble sues Colgate over whitening toothpaste
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-07 10:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Personal care giant Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit alleging competitor Colgate-Palmolive has violated the consumer law by falsely claiming that its whitening toothpaste […]

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ACCC claims Freedom Furniture misled consumers about refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-07 6:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Freedom Furniture has paid penalties of $25,200 after being hit with two infringement notices by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly misleading customers […]

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Full Court flushes ACCC appeal of wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-15 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has thrown out the ACCC’s challenge to a ruling dismissing its case alleging Kimberly-Clark made misleading representations about its flushable wipes. […]

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Bega melts Saputo bid to trade mark cheese cartoon figure
Intellectual Property 2020-06-11 10:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Cheese maker Saputo’s proposed trade mark for an adorable cheese cartoon figure is substantially identical to Bega’s intellectual property for a ‘smiling anthropomorphised’ cheese biped […]

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Bob Jane promises to tell franchisees if the end of the road is near
Retail 2020-04-30 3:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bob Jane will give franchisees at least six months’ notice before terminating their agreements, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the tyre retail […]

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ACCC was unreasonable to pursue cartel appeal, Cussons says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-03 9:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Personal healthcare giant PZ Cussons is seeking indemnity costs from the ACCC, claiming the regulator unreasonably rejected a settlement offer in its case over an […]

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