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Austria
Wolf Theiss
In principle, the right to purchase goods with a voucher expires after 30 years.
European Union
Arthur Cox
Recent European regulations, which came into force on 12 June 2019, have added new substances to the lists of substances prohibited or restricted in cosmetic products.
J A Kemp LLP
On 11 June 2019, the EU published Regulation (EU) 2019/933, which amends Regulation (EC) 469/2009 concerning supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).
Hogan Lovells
Although Member states may opt to derogate from Article 7(e), it provides an important defence to producers facing product liability claims in the EU
Cooley LLP
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on proposed new rules to harmonise chargers for mobile phones and potentially extending to other consumer devices sold in the EU.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment concerning energy labels in a case involving Dyson and BSH (ECJ, 25 July 2018, Case C-632/16, Dyson Ltd and Dyson BV v. BSH Home Appliances NV).
France
Jones Day
During the 2018 Paris Motor Show, consumers and professionals had the chance to see the most recent models of autonomous and connected vehicles.
Germany
SKW Schwarz
Nach dem Produkthaftungsrecht in der Europäischen Union haften Hersteller von Produkten verschuldensunabhängig, wenn ein Produkt unsicher ist und dies zu einer Verletzung bestimmter Rechtsgüter führt ...
Hungary
Katona & Partners Attorneys at Law
If the customs authority cannot determine the facts of the case the goods will be seized from the holder.
Netherlands
Jones Day
The Netherlands has a comprehensive system for collective actions and the collective settlement of claims but currently, there is no possibility to seek monetary damages in collective actions.
Spain
Hogan Lovells
A large number of clinical trials, studies and papers by worldwide health authorities evidencing the safety and positive risk-benefit profile of the vaccine were filed in support of the lack of causal relationship.
Turkey
BTS & Partners
Further analysis of the Proposal and the newly introduced provisions therein are provided below under separate sections.
Moroglu Arseven
Turkey has introduced new rules for tags, tariffs and price lists for retail goods and services. From 3 October 2018 these must also include the effective date for sales and unit prices.
UK
Hogan Lovells
The UK Government has just announced that it intends to draw up legislation aimed at ensuring that all consumer smart devices sold in the UK adhere to rigorous security requirements for the...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
t is estimated (perhaps conservatively) that 1 – 2% of the UK adult population and 5 – 8% of children in the UK have a food allergy (not including intolerances), and in addition, one in 100 people have coeliac disease.
Hogan Lovells
On 8 November 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a unanimous decision on an important preliminary issue in the case of Bailey and others v GlaxoSmithKline [2019] EWCA Civ 1924.
DLA Piper
DLA Piper has a strong track record in Class Actions, which has become the shorthand term for a range of mass claims, group litigation and collective redress procedures.
Cooley LLP
A recent prosecution in the UK illustrates how product safety regulators in Europe are increasingly willing to use criminal enforcement powers
Cooley LLP
The Regulatory Excellence Awards form another part of the OPSS' increasingly active role in promoting its product safety agenda.
Cooley LLP
The Office of Product Safety and Standards is launching a new research project to examine why many consumers do not register their household products, in an effort to learn what more can be done to boost registration rates.
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