Category: Regulation & compliance

Circular economy: new EU and UK measures

Emma Bichet, Fergal Duggan and Jack Eastwood

This article summarises the key proposals in the EU’s Circular Economy Package I, looks at similar initiatives in the UK and provides some practical advice for businesses seeking to understand the potential effects of these initiatives.

UK regulator publishes new Codes of Practice for Product Safety

Rod Freeman and Julia Maskell

The UK product safety regulator has published two important new Codes of Practice for Product Safety – read our summary here!

The Amended Transitional Provisions of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the amended transitional provisions of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

First, do no harm: EU proposes new rules on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Max Lees, Juan Nascimbene, Emma Bichet and Fergal Duggan

In this blog, Cooley’s international products and public international law specialists review the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and its practical implications for product manufacturers, and their directors.

What to expect from new EU rules on sustainable products due 30 March 2022

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

Proposed new laws on sustainable products are coming in the EU to replace the existing ecodesign framework and introduce digital product passports and new transparency rules on destroying unsold consumer products. Below is our take on what to expect, based on the latest intelligence, under the proposals scheduled to be published on 30 March 2022.

Draft Common Specifications for products without an intended medical purpose

Elizabethann Wright , Jessica Koffel and Alexander Wenzel

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you an update on the upcoming regulation of groups of products without an intended medical purpose listed in Anne XVI to the MDR.

Technology and Sustainability in the spotlight: European Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

Fergal Duggan and Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission has adopted its 2022 Work Programme. As expected, technology and sustainability are both high on the agenda with the Commission setting out a bold vision for a digitally-empowered, green Europe. We take a look at some of the most critical proposals for those working in the products sphere below. So, what’s coming down the pipeline?

Getting the Green Light for Environmental Claims

Edward Turtle, Christine Graham and Carolina Ljungwaldh

We look at the consequences for products stakeholders of new UK guidance on misleading green claims.