The CJEU has provided some helpful guidance on the interpretation of the Council Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts - confirming its broad scope and limiting the effect of unilateral variation clauses. The case has important implications for any business supplying consumers in the EU.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The Government has issued its long-awaited Consumer Rights Bill, which has been anticipated ever since the Consumer Rights Directive was published just over a year ago. Wragge & Co examines what the Bill entails and whether it makes things simpler for both consumers and businesses.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The process of negotiating changes to an EWC, or responding to a formal request to create an EWC for the first time, is complex with a number of cross jurisdictional issues to be considered. Eversheds' recently updated guide offers an in-depth introduction to EWC law and practice.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
On 31 May 2013, the UK Intellectual Property Office published the results of its research into "The Impact of Lookalikes - Similar packaging and fast-moving consumer goods". The research is in response to calls from brand owners for specific and effective protection against lookalikes in the UK.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 12 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
With the new Consumer Rights Bill getting ever closer to publication, consumer rights and the upcoming changes to be presented by the Bill will, no doubt, be at the forefront of many retailers' minds. Eversheds summarises the latest position in the Law Commission's recently published advice.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
China is about to amend its law for the protection of consumers, almost 20 years after it was first promulgated. The Draft strengthens protection of consumers' rights and imposes more obligations on businesses. Baker & McKenzie looks at what the draft says and its business implication.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection
The Digital Agenda for Europe was launched in 2010 to kick start the EU economy by making it the best place to trade online. The ambitious plan of 101 key actions in seven priority areas aims to create a digital single market by 2015. Bond Dickinson outlines the global benefits for retailers.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 10 June 2013 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Fan fiction - new stories such as 50 Shades of Grey inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games - is not new. This briefing from Shoosmiths reviews what the Kindle Worlds 'fanfic' deal means in the context of traditional publishing models.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 June 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
The High Court has delivered its judgment in the long-running Interflora v Marks & Spencer saga. As expected, the High Court found that Marks & Spencer's keyword advertising campaign did infringe Interflora's trade mark rights. This briefing looks in detail at the High Court's judgment.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 29 May 2013 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
As emerging markets establish themselves as the engine of global growth, an increasing number of companies in the food and beverage sector are seeking to harness their vast potential by investing in these markets. However, these opportunities are inevitably accompanied by risks.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 28 May 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
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