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    14/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - Navigating green claims without greenwashing

    Online second-hand retail is on the rise, with increasingly eco-conscious consumers considering how they can shop more sustainably to reduce their fashion footprint. The Ethical Consumer and The Co-operative Bank’s 2023 Ethical Markets report recorded a 15% increase in people buying second-hand clothes for environmental reasons. Accordingly, “green” and “sustainable” claims have fast become a hot topic for companies looking to demonstrate their green credentials. As we noted in our previous article here, however, these same claims have also attracted the attention...
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    14/06/2024
    Europe

    EU anti-dumping investigation of Chinese decor paper imports

    On 14 June 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping investigation concerning EU imports of decor paper originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties on future imports.The product under investigation for alleged dumping is decor paper with the following characteristics:weighing 30-150 g/m2; having an ash content between 5 % and 50 %;having a Klemm absorbency of at least 12 millimetres per 10 minutes or a resin pick-up of 20 % to 200 %;having a wet tensile strength of 6 to 12 Newton (N) per 15 millimetres;having a Gurley porosity of...
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    13/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - The Resale Revolution: key legal watch-outs for the rise of recommerce

    Pre-loved, circular, second-hand: however you describe it, the resale industry has experienced huge growth in recent years, with opportunities for businesses and consumers alike. Particular growth has been witnessed for the fashion industry, with the global second-hand fashion market expected to grow three times faster on average than the global apparel market overall, and sales forecast to reach $350bn by 2027 (ThredUp, Resale Report 2023). Reselling is, of course, not a new concept, but the proliferation of second-hand sales online has pushed it closer towards the mainstream.At CMS, our lawyers...
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    13/06/2024
    Europe

    What’s in a name? The use of a product code in a clinical trial protocol fails to circumvent clinical trial prior art

    The use of product or sponsor codes in clinical trial related documents is common practice in the pharmaceutical space. However, such codes may not always be sufficient to disregard a publication as relevant prior art against patent claims.In recent decision T 1255/21, the EPO Board of Appeal finds that the use of a product code or sponsor code for a compound or composition in a clinical trial protocol does not affect the status of the protocol as prior art if the skilled person would have been able to identify the compound or composition based on the description of the components of the product...
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    13/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - Second-hand doesn’t mean second best: consumer rights in pre-loved goods

    Online second-hand retail is booming, driven by increasingly eco and cost-conscious consumers choosing to shop “second-hand first” for clothes, homewares, electronics, and toys. The second-hand fashion market, in particular, has grown by nearly 50% according to the Ethical Consumer and The Co-operative Bank’s 2023 Ethical Markets report. This growth is particularly driven by environmental concerns, alongside a need to save money, with second-hand apparel being one of the few ethical ways to shop that tends to be more affordable.Peer-to-peer players (“P2P platforms”),...
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    13/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    UK Government publishes key updates to NSI Act guidance

    Overview of the key updates  On 21 May 2024 the UK Government published updated guidance on the scope and application of the UK National Security and Investment Act (NSIA).  The changes respond to some of the stakeholder feedback received during the Government’s November 2023 Call for Evidence on how to hone the scope of the NSIA.  They also aim to fulfil the Government’s commitment in April 2024 to provide further clarity on the NSIA to institutions, businesses and advisers grappling with its application in practice.  Key updates include:Guidance on higher education:...
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