Consumer goods

Overview

Our consumer goods practice is one of the leading FMCG practices in Australia, and we assist our clients in all aspects of their business from product development through to sales and consumer issues. 

We represent many well-known FMCG companies with numerous household brands including Ferrero (ROCHER®, TIC TAC®, NUTELLA®), Pepsi (PEPSI®, SMITH’S®, TWISTIES®, SAKATA®) and Beiersdorf (NIVEA®, ELASTOPLAST®, LEUKO®).

We advise our clients on R&D agreements, compliance with relevant standards, brand development, labelling and packaging, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, advertising agreements and advice on promotional activities including trade promotions.

We also advise clients on all aspects of laws and mandatory standards relating to consumer products including:

  • labelling laws and codes
  • advertising laws and codes
  • product safety and recalls
  • mandatory reporting of unsafe goods
  • unfair contract terms legislation
  • unconscionable conduct
  • single figure pricing issues
  • consumer guarantees and the associated remedial regime
  • manufacturer’s liability for defective goods
  • limitation of liability and warranty against defects clauses.

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