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Kieffer Legal Services
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August 2016


The specific provisions relating to conditions of approval of the following active substance under the Plant protection products Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009 have been updated as per Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1313 of 1 August 2016.


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When is advertising considered "self-evident" and "flagrantly misleading?

Food companies sometimes use claims with the aim to demonstrate that their foods are special compared to others of the same catregory.

Control bodies often argue that thesee claims are self-evident and thus misleading. But is this really so?. If you wish further information please click here.

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Offer Manipulations on Sales Web Portals

On 2 August 2016 the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published two rulings, that if someone lists products on web portals such as Amazon, he is considered liable for contents provided by third parties (AZ I ZR 110/15 and AZ I ZR 140/14).

The situation is that web portals such as Amazon  permit e-tailers who list their articles to make use of the descriptions and pictures of those who listed them first if the product has already been published on the platform. Generally, this is an advantage for all following e-tailers who want to save the effort. At the same time for instance Amazon makes it possible to provide a quick supply for comprehensive offers made by many e-tailers.

If you wish more inforamtion, please click here.

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