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Fashion brands will welcome a new ruling by the EU's highest court in a case involving luxury shoe manufacturer Louboutin, a specialist in trade mark law has said. 12 Jun 2018
The UK government has lowered the threshold for merger intervention in sectors with implications for national security in the first stage of amendments to the Enterprise Act. 11 Jun 2018
European law requires food businesses to ensure that only food which is safe is placed on the market. These requirements affect all stages of production, processing and distribution of food.
The UK's consumer product safety regulatory regime is broadly derived from EU legislation, which imposes obligations on each of the players in the supply chain from manufacturer through to distributor.
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.
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
ANALYSIS: Businesses that fail to take active steps to protect their trade secrets risk missing out on new protections being introduced across Europe. 11 Jun 2018
Manufacturers of connected cars and medical devices will be among the businesses able to obtain an EU-wide certificate that their products conform to cybersecurity standards under new laws that have been proposed. 08 Jun 2018
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