Category: Enforcement

Regulating online platforms and the sale of unsafe goods: proposed EU Digital Services Act

Edward Turtle, Enrique Capdevila and Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission has published a draft of the Digital Services Package, which proposes important changes for online platforms, product manufacturers and suppliers.

Productwise 3-2-1

Tracey Bischofberger, Matt Howsare and Claire Temple

Productwise 3-2-1, our monthly bite-sized digest of the current key issues in products law.

EU Representative Actions Clear Last Hurdle

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.

United Nations starts work to move the needle on International Consumer Product Safety

Claire Temple and Rod Freeman

The United Nations Review Conference on Competition and Consumer Protection Law and Policy has just adopted a “Recommendation to Prevent Cross-Border Distribution of Known Unsafe Consumer Products” – here’s our quick snapshot…

Productwise Bitesize: Goods Package (Part 2 of 2)

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 on market surveillance and compliance of products.

Productwise Bitesize: Goods Package (Part 1 of 2)

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to Regulation (EU) 2019/515 on the mutual recognition of goods.

Productwise 3-2-1

Tracey Bischofberger, Matt Howsare and Claire Temple

Introducing Productwise 3-2-1, our monthly bite-sized digest of the current key issues in products law.

Unprecedented and under pressure? How international product regulators are responding to COVID-19

Claire Temple, Rod Freeman, Matt Howsare and Olivia Flasch

In such unprecedented times, international product regulators are finding themselves under increasing pressure and seem to be reacting with a previously unseen level of agility and flexibility. We look at what is happening, globally. Is it business as usual? What are we seeing them focus on? And what does this mean for the future of products regulations?

A New Deal for Consumers: a lot to think about for businesses – changes to EU consumer protection rules will come into force in 2022

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

New laws to strengthen consumer protection have come into force and will apply across the EU from 28 May 2022. There is a focus on more transparency online, extending rights to “free” digital services and strong sanctions linked to annual turnover.