Category: Policy

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.

The New Consumer Agenda: public consultations on two new EU consumer law initiatives

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU is consulting on two important consumer law initiatives which would introduce new requirements for online transactions, information on repairability and the lifespan of products, and measures to curb premature product obsolescence. These changes would have lasting effects for products sold in the EU.

EU representative actions: do they represent a major consumer rights shakeup?

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

We consider the implications of a new EU Directive to introduce representative actions for breaches of certain EU laws, including consumer rights, product liability and product safety legislation.

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.

General Product Safety Directive Consultation: Commission Checks its Safety Net for Holes

Jamie Humphreys and Edward Turtle

The European Commission is holding a consultation on proposed amendments to the EU’s General Product Safety Directive.

EU and AI – Navigating the European Approach

Fergal Duggan

Get access to Cooley’s webinar on the European Commission’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

EU adjusted 2020 Work Programme: product safety and consumer rights remain on the agenda

Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission published its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Product safety and consumer law initiatives remain very much on the Commission’s agenda. However, some timelines have been extended and stakeholders will be given additional time to contribute to consultations to help shape future policy and law in these areas.

WEBCAST: EU and AI – Navigating the European Approach

Cooley’s international products law team are pleased to announce the fourth event in its webinar series. This webinar will look at the European Union’s approach to Artificial Intelligence including the impact of the European Commission’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence. The team will be joined by members of Cooley’s Technology […]

The EU delays application of its new medical devices regime

Sarah-Jane Dobson and Ross Lennox

The EU has decided to postpone application of its new medical regime by one year. Although COVID-19 is cited as the reason, the delay is no doubt welcomed by an industry that has lobbied for postponement of the regime for some time because of perceived issues with its implementation.

RED Talk: EU consulting on proposed laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected devices

Tracey Bischofberger and Alicia Johnson-Cole

The European Commission is holding a targeted consultation on proposed new laws to deal with software that alters the safety or compliance of connected devices. The consultation closes on 22 May 2020.