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Catch Group files trade mark lawsuit over ‘Catch of the week’ deals
Intellectual Property November 28, 2018 11:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

E-retailer Catch Group has filed a trade mark lawsuit against a popular online classified ads provider over its “Catch of the week” and “Catch of […]

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Ex-Retail Food Group head can’t dodge franchise committee
Franchise November 23, 2018 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has shot down a request by the former head of food franchisor Retail Food Group that it relieve him from having to […]

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ACCC dragging its feet with Captain Cook case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection November 23, 2018 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Vocational education provider Captain Cook College has panned the ACCC for delaying its recently filed case against the college by failing to prepare a statement […]

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Reckitt wants answers from AFT about Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection November 22, 2018 8:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser is seeking more information after advertisements for rival AFT Pharmaceuticals’ Maxigesic painkiller were found in-store and online despite the court […]

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ACCC says OxoPak’s certification trade marks may mislead consumers
Environment November 22, 2018 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to reject an application for four certification trade marks by eco-friendly plastic packaging manufacturer OxoPak, saying Thursday the […]

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Barry Plant hit with $720,000 fine for duping house hunters with low display prices
Competition & Consumer Protection November 20, 2018 10:47 am By Christine Caulfield

Real estate agency Barry Plant has been hit with a $720,000 fine after admitting it breached the consumer laws by underquoting the likely selling price […]

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Freight cos. slam ACCC’s collusion case over rail deal at start of trial
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2018 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National would not misuse its market power after taking control of an important rail terminal in Brisbane because that would be “irrational”, the Federal […]

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ASIC bans AGM Markets director for 8 years
Competition & Consumer Protection November 19, 2018 9:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has banned the former director of AGM Markets from serving as a director for eight years, a few weeks after revoking the OTC derivative […]

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ACCC wins record $18M fine against property spruiker We Buy Houses
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court on Thursday hit property spruiker We Buy Houses and its sole director, Richard ‘Rick’ Otton, with a record $18 million in total fines […]

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Acai berry co. ends case alleging Aussie duo stole Amazon narrative
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2018 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

California-based acai berry company Sambazon Inc. has resolved legal action that accused its former Australian distributors of co-opting the company’s Amazonian narrative to promote a […]

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