Product Liability and Labelling

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Eversheds' guide for retailers: European expansion

Every year the pace of international expansion has quickened for retailers. Covering key European jurisdictions, this guide focuses on retail compliance, e-commerce & data protection, employment law and real estate and looks in detail at the principal challenges each area faces.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 07 May 2013 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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A rose by any other name: calling a product an “extended warranty” doesn’t stop it being insurance

In three recent cases, the Supreme Court held that extended warranty contracts were held to be insurance. Retailers providing "extended warranties" or "repair agreements" may find themselves undertaking insurance businesses without FSA authorisation. Eversheds outlines the Court's judgment.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 April 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

Rating: 3 people found this useful

Goods and services discrimination claims – be aware of forthcoming changes

With forthcoming changes both to discrimination law and to civil procedure, Bond Pearce outlines what businesses may be facing in the future with regard to goods and services discrimination claims. This area is particularly important to businesses providing goods and services to consumers.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 02 April 2013 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit

Rating: 2 people found this useful

Horsemeat scandal: key measures to safeguard your business

As the extent and implications of the horsemeat scandal become clear, businesses will need guidance on rebuilding damaged reputations and brands whilst avoiding any further damaging publicity. Eversheds provides details of key measures those affected should be taking to safeguard their business.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 February 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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The Shell Nigeria cases – an important precedent for transnational liability claims

Royal Dutch Shell PLC was found not liable for the damage suffered by several claimants caused by four oil spills in Nigeria in the years 2004-2007. Its subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (Shell Nigeria), was however found liable towards one of the claimants.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 February 2013 | Practice Area: Oil

Rating: 4 people found this useful

International contracts for the supply of goods - a comprehensive checklist

Wragge and Co's detailed checklist identifies the key issues which arise in international contracts for the supply of goods. The checklist ensures that such areas as shipping, trade finance, IP, force majeure, insurance and liability have been considered and are reflected in the contract.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 November 2012 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

Rating: 34 people found this useful

How to protect your franchise from misrepresentation claims

All franchise companies have a "sales pitch" when they promote their franchise offering but when does that sales pitch tip over the line of being a misrepresentation giving the franchisee a claim against the franchisor? In this article, Field Fisher look at how franchisors can minimise this risk.

Law Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse | Published: 21 August 2012 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

Rating: 2 people found this useful

Sins of the father: what Chandler v Cape means for parent company liability

In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court judgment which found Cape PLC directly responsible for the health & safety of an employee of its subsidiary, Cape Building Products Limited. Travers Smith analyse the case's background, decision and wider implications.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 19 June 2012 | Practice Area: Litigation

Rating: 11 people found this useful

That four letter word: when it pays to profane

Trade marks which are contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality are not registrable. However, ENS analyses a variety of cases from around the world to illustrate how expressions previously considered too profane are becoming increasingly registrable.

Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 14 June 2012 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

Rating: 5 people found this useful

International trade compliance update - June 2012

This comprehensive ITC update covers recent global developments in customs and other import requirements, export controls and sanctions, trade remedies, WTO and anti-corruption. In addition to regional updates, the briefing looks at plans to expand the ITA and Harmonised System Committee news.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 11 June 2012 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

Rating: 2 people found this useful

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