Category: Product design

Productwise Bitesize: the European Accessibility Act

Carol Holley, Claire Temple and Edward Turtle

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the European Accessibility Act

Productwise Bitesize: the European Green Deal

Sarah-Jane Dobson and Carol Holley

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the European Green Deal and plans for a circular economy

The Circle of (Product) Life part 2: EU’s Sustainable Products Initiative

Edward Turtle, Tracey Bischofberger and Corinne Robinson

The EU has published further details on its Sustainable Products Initiative, one of the measures announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

Coming into view – UK maintains focus on driverless vehicles

Tracey Bischofberger and Claire Temple

The UK government has launched a call for evidence on the use of Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)

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.

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.

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.

The Circle of (Product) Life – EU Commission adopts new Circular Economy Action Plan

Tracey Bischofberger and Olivia Flasch

The European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan that will have wide-ranging implications on how products are designed, marketed and used in the EU.

EU public consultation on RoHS: have your say!

Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission is currently holding a public consultation as part of its evaluation of Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This is an important opportunity for stakeholders to have their say.