The new UKNI mark – guidance released on when and how to use it

Claire Temple

The UK Government has published guidance on use of the UKNI mark, here’s our summary…

WEBCAST: The Final (Brexit) Countdown

Preparing your business for international trade and product safety & compliance legislation changes come January 1. The reality of the most significant shake-up of UK trade in living memory is fast approaching. Come January 1, 2021, businesses manufacturing, importing and distributing products in the UK will be subject to a […]

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…

Horizon scanning: European Commission adopts 2021 Work Programme

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission has adopted its 2021 Work Programme. Measures to improve the sustainability of consumer products feature heavily on the agenda, along with revisions to some key sector-specific product safety rules and an evaluation of the New Legislative Framework for CE-marked products.

Productwise Bitesize: the Product Liability Directive

Jamie Humphreys and Sarah-Jane Dobson

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the “Product Liability Directive”.

See EU later (part 2) – UK Government releases legislation formalising measures from recent Brexit guidance into law and implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol

Tracey Bischofberger, Rod Freeman and Claire Temple

The UK government has just tabled EU Exit legislation to introduce easements outlined in recent guidance on placing products on the market in Great Britain after the transition period ends and certain measures to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol. Further guidance is also on the way. Here’s our snap review…

UK sets its sights on the safety of Virtual Reality

Rod Freeman and Ed Turtle

OPSS publishes important report reviewing the safety of domestic virtual reality systems