Food, Hospitality & Liquor Licensing

No green light for V Energy drinks in trade mark dispute with Coca-Cola

In the recent decision of Frucor Beverages Limited v The Coca-Cola Company, the Federal Court ruled that Frucor Beverages, the maker of V energy drinks, could not trade mark the green colour used to package its V products. The case highlights some of the difficulties of preparing trade mark applications and provides guidance on the...
Woolworths and Aldi Under Fire For Unfair Suppliers Agreements
The new Grocery Code of Conduct was set up and implemented by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The code came as result of years of complaints from farmers and food manufacturers about unfair treatment from the supermarket giants. The code is there to ensure that retailers deal and negotiate with their partners in...
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Alcohol Promotions – Update
The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing has issued a warning about irresponsible alcohol promotions. This was prompted by the banning of a promotion being run by a Kings Cross night club which aimed to “break the Guinness World Record for the most mojito cocktails made in one hour”. The Facebook marketing of this...
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