Australian Consumer Guarantees and Warranties – Legal Update – June 2021

Is Your Business Compliant? Stephens Lawyers & Consultants* The Australian Consumer Law[i] provides consumers with rights and remedies against suppliers (including on-line retailers) and manufacturers of goods or services acquired by them that do not comply with consumer guarantees.  The consumer guarantees provided under the Australian Consumer Law cannot be excluded, modified or restricted and… Read More

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Advertising Compliance: Therapeutic Goods Act and Australian Consumer Law

by Katarina Klaric, Principal, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants Knowing the advertising laws that apply to the marketing and advertising of a particular product or services is critical to avoid breaches resulting in fines and court proceedings. The recent case of Lorna Jane “Anti-virus Activewear” advertising and marketing campaign provides an example of how an advertising… Read More

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Marketing and Advertising Law Update – February 2021

By Katarina Klaric, Principal, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants All marketing and advertising must comply with The Australian Consumer Law, which prohibits content which is misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive or  contains false representations in respect of the products or services being advertised[i]. In addition, there are industry, product or audience specific… Read More

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ACCC: Response to COVID-19 Pandemic – Legal Update (8 April 2020)

Businesses should be aware that competition and consumer laws still apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) released the ACCC 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities in February 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 27 March 2020, the ACCC announced that the 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities will remain… Read More

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