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    24.11.2023
    International

    Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism transition in effect since 1 October 2023

    On 1 October 2023, a two-year transitional period began for implementation of Regulation (EU) 2023/956, which introduces the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). CBAM levies punitive CO2 charges against third-country importers of certain goods and only permits CBAM declarants to import these goods into the EU. Although reporting obligations have been imposed for the two-year transition period, CBAM does not fully go into effect until 1 January 2026.A. General InformationFrom 1 January 2026, importers of specific goods from third countries will be required to pay punitive CO2 charges under...
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    25.04.2023
    England and Wales

    Consumer regulator given 10% fining powers under new consumer law Bill

    10% fining powers confirmed in newly unveiled consumer law Bill:Highly-anticipated proposals for new consumer laws have today (25 April 2023) been published in the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the “Bill”).The Bill propels the UK’s consumer regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), from having no right to fine for consumer law breaches into having the most aggressive fining regime in any country we know, with penalty fines linked to a business’ annual global, rather than UK-specific, turnover.  The proposals show that the...
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    21.02.2023
    Europe

    Sunrise period of the Unified Patent Court to begin 1 March

    After the final version of the UPC Rules of Procedure had been adopted and the judges of the UPC had been selected and appointed, the start of the Sunrise Period, originally planned for 1 January 2023, was postponed to 1 March 2023.Reasons for the postponement of the start of the Sunrise PeriodAccording to an "Implementation Roadmap" published on 6 October 2022, the Sunrise Period was originally to start on 1 January 2023 and the UPCA was to enter into force on 1 April 2023. However, this timeline was changed again by a communication of 5 December 2022. According to the new timeline, the Sunrise...
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    15.02.2023
    England and Wales

    Hot consumer law topics for 2023

    As we ease ourselves into 2023, there has been a recent flurry of activity at UK and EU level in relation to consumer protection law matters. Here is our round-up of the “hot” consumer law topics which consumer-facing businesses should keep an eye on over the coming year, and which are likely to lead to direct enforcement action:1 - Two-tiered EU regime for online platforms and online search engines kicks off this monthThe first deadline under the new EU Digital Services Act (DSA) hits this week, on 17 February. By that date, all providers of online platforms and online search engines...
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    13.09.2022
    Europe

    UPC Rules of Procedure go into force with judgments to be made public

    The entry into force of the Rules of Procedure is part of the final preparations for the United Patent Court (UPC), which is currently expected to start work in early 2023. After the bodies of the UPC were constituted in the course of the year, interviews were held with possible candidates for filling judges' posts and numerous other preparations were made. On 8 July 2022, the Administrative Committee of the UPC met and officially confirmed the locations of the Court of First Instance. The "table of fees", which determines the amount of court fees, was also adopted. Finally, the Administrative...
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    12.05.2022
    International

    Die 10 wichtigsten Themen des neuen EU-Ver­triebs­kar­tell­rechts (Ver­ti­kal-GVO/Ver­ti­kal-Leit­li­ni­en)

    GB
    Die Europäische Kommission hat die neue Vertikal-Gruppenfreistellungsverordnung (VGVO) und die sie ergänzenden, neuen Vertikal-Leitlinien (VLL) am 10. Mai 2022 veröffentlicht. Die neue VGVO wird am 1. Juni 2022 in Kraft treten und für die nächsten zwölf Jahre gelten. Die neuen VGVO/VLL sehen mehrere wesentliche Änderungen vor, die das EU-Kartellrecht im Bereich des Vertriebs modernisieren, für mehr Flexibilität sorgen und wichtige Fragen klären. Zugleich betonen die neuen VGVO/VLL, dass bestimmte Geschäftspraktiken verboten sind. Lieferanten...
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