The first half of the year brought signs that the business malaise post-COVID-19 was beginning to lift, however, we are seeing ongoing disruption facing the FMCG sector. We are finally seeing some green shoots with the end of lockdown on the horizon.
In this edition, the team explores the evolution of the digital consumer experience; from the boom of NFTs and the introduction of the Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 into Federal Parliament, to the evolving responsibilities of social media marketers and the roll out of Apple and Facebook’s new privacy features.
This issue also includes an overview of the new unfair contract terms regime under the Australian Consumer Law, which brings serious consequences for breaches, how businesses are managing contractual obligations through the pandemic, and cases highlighting the importance of securing overseas trade mark rights and the potential risks in developing a competitive product.
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With special thanks to our contributors:
Antoine Pace, Partner
Brett Feltham, Partner
David Smith, Partner
Dudley Kneller, Partner
Hazel McDwyer, Partner
Breanna Davies, Special Counsel
Alana Long, Senior Associate
Raisa Blanco, Senior Associate
Joseph Abi-Hanna, Associate
Lisa Haywood, Associate
Renee Smith, Associate
Sera Park, Associate
Stephanie Rawlinson, Associate
Timothy Buckley, Associate
Alberta McKenzie, Lawyer
Teresa Elmey, Trade Mark Attorney