Category: Regulation & compliance
UK regulator publishes new Codes of Practice for Product Safety
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.
For What It’s Earth: A quick introduction to ESG for those working in products
In this blog, we get to grips with what ESG is and why it matters for our clients.
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.
Classify That! European Commission is seeking input on reform of chemicals classification law, an important step in a much larger overhaul of the EU chemicals regime
The European Commission is seeking input on one of the core pieces of EU chemicals law, the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (“CLP”). Here’s our quick guide on the CLP, why it is being revised and why this is important for business.