The European Union curbs greenwashing: new Directive (EU) 2024/825 fights unfair practices on green claims.

The European Union curbs greenwashing: new Directive (EU) 2024/825 fights unfair practices on green claims. On March 6, 2024, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Directive (EU) 2024/825 on empowering consumers for the green transition by improving protection against unfair practices and information. The purpose of the Directive is to promote green transactions…

The Court of Appeal of the UPC overturns a preliminary injunction.

Legal battle between multinational companies in the biotech industry: one of the first rulings of the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court, an order dated 26 February 2024, clarified that the party requesting a precautionary measure must, at least summarily, provide proof of the validity of the patent enforced, as the burden of…

Green light to the new European Regulation on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) for craft and industrial products

The previous legislation: various levels of protection for craft and industrial products The Geographical Indications grant intellectual property rights protection for specific products, whose qualities are essentially linked to the area of production and enable the consumers to easily recognize the place where they are made. Some European laws already exist to protect geographical indications…

Navigating the New Era of Influencer Marketing: the initiatives of the European Union

In recent years, an increasing number of consumer protection institutions and enforcers have proactively monitored the influencer marketing landscape, scrutinizing content on social media platforms both at national and European levels and taking enforcement actions against those who fail to comply with regulations. With the influencer marketing sector on the cusp of reaching a global…

Fostering innovation and promoting collaboration among companies: what is new under the Block Exemption Regulations

On July 1st, 2023, a significant milestone was reached within the EU legal framework with the entry in force of two impactful Regulations: EU Regulation 2023/1066 and EU Regulation 2023/1067. The former (the R&D Block Exemption Regulation) focuses on the application of Article 101(3) TFEU to specific categories of R&D agreements. Conversely, the latter, also…

The Digital Product Passport

On 30 March 2022, the European Commission presented, within the framework of the European Green Deal, a proposal for a regulation establishing the framework for the development of eco-design requirements for sustainable products. The main objectives are: (i) to reduce the negative environmental impact of products during their life cycle and (ii) to improve the…

A new vision for the 100th anniversary of the Republic “Century of Turkey”

As Turkey prepares to celebrate its centenary on 29 October 2023, it was already unveiled its “Century of Turkey” vision last year. Following his victory in the May runoff elections President Erdoğan reinvigorated the “Century of Turkey” vision, a comprehensive roadmap for the country, at his inauguration ceremony speech on 4 June. Accordingly, this roadmap…

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