The Australian Egg Corp. has made an application to register a certification trade mark, including amendments to Farm Standards for Egg Producers.
Among the things being considered by the ACCC are that:
the new standard would not be to the detriment of the public (the pubic detriment test); and
would be satisfactory having regard to the principles relating to restrictive trade practices in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the principles relating to unconscionable conduct (Part2-2), unfair practices (Part 3-1), and safety of consumer goods and product related services (Part 3-3) in Schedule 2 (Australian Consumer Law) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the trade practices test)
Submissions are required by 20th June 2012 and can be lodged by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We urge anyone who is interested to send a submission to the ACCC.