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Nurofen cops targeted pain from the ACCC

The ACCC has issued Federal Court proceedings against global consumer goods company, Reckitt Benckiser, alleging misleading claims in relation to its Nurofen ‘targeted pain’ products (Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain, Nurofen Period Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache). The packaging for each of these products claims to target the specific type of pain referred to … Read more

Pizza Hut forced to pull “Mitey stuffed crust” pizza ads

Pizza Hut was forced to pull ads for its Australia Day tie-in invention, the “Mitey stuffed crust” pizza. This slightly dubious crust creation features a ‘black gold’ filling of mozzarella and Vegemite, which was variously described as tasting like ‘medicine’, ‘petrol’, and ‘fish jam’ by the hapless backpackers who featured in the campaign commercial. But … Read more

Extended warranty claim comes out in the wash

New Zealand-based appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel and warranty provider Domestic & General have been found guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to representations to consumers regarding extended warranties. What they did Domestic & General was contracted by Fisher & Paykel to offer extended warranties to customers who purchased Fisher & Paykel dishwashers. … Read more

KHQ Approved/Hard Edge Media event – “Brands in glasshouses”

On a mild Tuesday evening in November, approximately 60 guests joined us for a panel discussion on brands and transparency in the digital age. The event was co-hosted by KHQ Approved (our dedicated marketing law practice) and brand communications agency Hard Edge Media. The panel was chaired by James Hutchins, Senior Associate with KHQ Approved … Read more