Protecting Your Intellectual Property as a Retailer

Protecting Your Intellectual Property as a Retailer

As a retailer, you understand that your products and services are what set you apart from your competition. Intellectual property is an essential asset to your business and your brand but, unfortunate...
The Top 4 Start-up Stuff Ups

The Top 4 Start-up Stuff Ups

In our last Start-up article, we discussed our 4 Key Considerations for Start-ups. Following on from this, we’ve created a list of our ‘Top 4 Start-up Stuff-Ups that every new business owner needs to...
How fair are your Enterprise Agreements

How fair are your Enterprise Agreements?

South Australia is set to make some major changes to retail penalty rates.  In March this year, Business SA and the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association reached a voluntary te...
Dealing with Online Reviews & Feedback

Dealing with Online Reviews & Feedback

Many online retailers implement an on-site “review” section of their website where customers are able to submit their comments/reviews of a product being sold.  In other cases, businesses may cho...
“Aussie Beer” made in China

“Aussie Beer” made in China?

The ACCC recently considered a case involving Independent Liquor Group’s (ILG) representation of their “Aussie Beer” product. The product name, “Aussie Beer” and packaging used multiple references to...
No Relief for Nurofen

No Relief for Nurofen

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company behind Nurofen Specific Pain tablets for allegedly making false or misleading claims. The compa...
Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

As part of the ACCC’s focus on the energy sector last year, recently two energy companies, Origin Energy and Simply Energy (including some subsidiaries) have been hit with large penalties as a result...
Resale Price Maintenance

Resale Price Maintenance

In December of 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made a landmark decision under the Australian Competition Law. For the first time, the ACCC authorised Resale Price Maint...
Protect your Supplier Relationship the Smart Way

Protect your Supplier Relationship the Smart Way

A good relationship with suppliers is essential to the operation of many businesses. However, in the course of establishing and maintaining a strong working relationship with your suppliers, it is eas...
Increase Your Growth: Launch a Private Label

Increase Your Growth: Launch a Private Label

We previously wrote about the benefits of diversifying your brand to have wider appeal or to apply to additional goods and services (see here for previous article). A great example of a brand that...
Email Newsletter Launch

Email Newsletter Launch

Gladwin Legal has just launched our email newsletter, which will provide subscribers with email notifications about retail legal news and firm updates. If you're a retailer or interested in keeping u...
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