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    18/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads – Innovating resale: AI considerations for online second-hand retail

    Recent advances in artificial intelligence (“AI”), including in relation to generative AI tools, mean that AI-related stories have become front page news.AI presents a number of benefits and opportunities for businesses, including those operating in the recommerce space. However, before using AI, it is important that businesses are aware of and take steps to mitigate the potential risks associated with AI. In addition, businesses (including UK businesses) using AI in the EU need to prepare for compliance with the EU AI Act, which is due to start applying (in part) from 2 February 2025....
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    10/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - Love is in the air: sponsorship deals for the rise of resale

    For those readers familiar with our Recommerce Reads series, you will know that the second-hand industry is becoming part of the mainstream online consumer experience. The number of new entrants to this market is growing and operators are attracting investment, some of which is being deployed to boost marketing budgets and increase consumer awareness.In recent years, exciting collaborations have emerged, with peer-to-peer resale platforms sponsoring TV shows, partnering with influencers and advertising on social media. There are exciting opportunities for retailers and platforms to raise brand...
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    21/06/2024
    Italy

    Italian Supreme Court Upholds OECD Transfer Pricing Rules

    The decisions of the Italian Supreme Court nos. 10577/2024 and 10499/2024 (concerning the same case for corporate income tax and regional income tax purposes) confirm important principles regarding transfer pricing transactions between associated companies.Firstly, the approach taken in the previous decision of the Italian Supreme Court no. 15668/2022 (available here) is confirmed with regard to the relevance of the arm’s length principle set forth by Article 9 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and included in Article 110, par. 7 of the Italian Income Tax Code.Moreover, the principle that,...
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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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    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
    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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