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ANALYSIS: Work is ongoing to set guidelines to help European businesses make use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in an ethical manner, but there is a risk that there will be a lack of specific practical recommendations businesses can act on. 22 Feb 2019
Trade bodies considering drawing up new codes of conduct to govern data privacy practices in their sector will be required to meet admissibility requirements before those codes will be assessed for their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation... 21 Feb 2019
Germany's Trademark Law Modernisation Act came into force on 14 January 2019. It updated not only what types of trade marks can be registered in the country but also introduced other changes that impact trade mark owners, licensees and alleged infringers....
The discovery of defects in products is not unusual and the implications of a defect can be significant. Failing or unsafe products can affect a company's reputation and rectification can cost billions, if it is even possible. It can mire a company in litigation...
Environmental protection has been defined as a state objective ( Staatsziel ) in the German Constitution ( Grundgesetz ) since 1994. It provides that legislature, government and all public bodies shall strive to safeguard the environment and natural resources...
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
This guide was last updated in February 2017.
The EU's Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016. The directive consolidates and harmonises existing EU insurance directives including life and non-life directives, the reinsurance directive and various others.
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published recommendations for national EU insurance regulators, aimed at minimising disruption to policyholders should the UK leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement. 21 Feb 2019
EU law makers have agreed to update intellectual property (IP) laws to allow European manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines to better compete in global markets, but a body representing some of Ireland's biggest pharmaceutical companies has said... 21 Feb 2019