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Google AdWords and the UK Interflora case

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 19 2013

For some businesses, Google AdWords offers an easy means of increasing brand recognition and profile amidst almost endless search engine results

Differing approaches by English and Australian courts to defamation on social media

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • June 26 2014

In a judgment handed down on 29 November 2013 in Mickle v Farley, Judge Elkaim of the District Court of NSW found that a former Orange High School

ACCC initiates court proceedings in attempt to tone down Reebok's claim

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 6 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently commenced proceedings against Reebok for representations made in relation to its EasyTone shoes, alleging false, misleading or deceptive representations

Specsavers loses eye case Luxottica glasses raised once again

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 31 2013

Upon setting up in Australia about 5 years ago, Specsavers has fought hard to achieve a share of a retail optometry market reportedly worth over $1b a

Announcements to the market: misleading or deceptive conduct

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 19 2012

In October this year the High Court of Australia held that Fortescue Metals Group Ltd did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct by its

ACCC’s Google fail: no result for ACCC’s Google search

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 22 2013

The case of Google v ACCC looks at the liability of online publishers for displaying false representations made by advertisers. Previously decided

Digital watch? Time’s up on misleading behaviour online

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 19 2013

So you know that lots of people are online, tweeting, blogging and vlogging hoping to go viral. You've been told that your business should launch a

Think before you type (take six): Seafolly liable for retaliation

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 18 2014

In 2013, we reported on the outcome of the Federal Court decision of Madden v Seafolly Pty Ltd, where Ms Leah Madden, principal and designer of the

What is qualified privilege? Court rules on when counter-punch is acceptable

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 12 2013

The defence of qualified privilege has long been available to those who seek to counter defamatory comments that have been made about them

Employment relations in the social media age

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 28 2011

From an employment relations point of view social media has had two major impacts