Marketing Law covers Australian and applicable international laws applying to manufacturing, packaging, labelling, advertising, promotion, pricing and the sale of goods and services. The authors outline the applicable legal principles and legislation, and cover the extensive case law, with extracts of critical cases.
There are 12 chapters: The Expression of Ideas – Copyright, Branding, Designs and Inventions, Consumer Protection, Defamation, Confidential Information, Unfair Selling Practices, Product Liability, Arrangements Restricting Competition, Exclusive Dealing, Misuse of Market Power, and Insurance.
Topics covered include:
statutory frameworks applying to copyright, designs, trade marks and patents;
the common law tort of passing off applying to unfair selling practices;
potential defamatory liability;
legislation in relation to product quality and liability;
trade practices laws and the responsibilities of marketers;
restrictive trade practices, with specific emphasis on the prohibitions on arrangements restricting competition, exclusive dealing and misuse of market power.