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Intellectual Property RightsIntellectual Property Action Plan

The European Commission has published an Intellectual Property Action Plan.

Intellectual Property RightsGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 24 June, the European Commission published a Communication on the General Data Protection Regulation, concluding its first evaluation and review two years after the…

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR: Revised roadmap

An updated version of the roadmap was published in June.

Standardisation17 new European Assessment Documents

The European Commission published references to 17 new European Assessment Documents and 2 revised documents.

Internal MarketSingle Market Scoreboard 2020

The Commission published the Single Market Scoreboard 2020.

EnvironmentEnvironment and Climate – June 2020 update

The EU environment and climate ministers held a video conference, with the following main results.

Industry 4.0Framework of ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies

This draft Report is based on an analysis of the benefits and hazards of Artificial Intelligence and proposes an “ethical threshold” based on the EU principles and…

Industry 4.0Civil liability regime for artificial intelligence

The draft Report first insists on the central role of the current Product Liability Directive and the existing fault-based liability systems of the Member States when the…

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Construction Products Regulation (CPR) review – May 2020 update

The European Commission is still working on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation.

Market Surveillance (MSPR)Task force on Regulation on market surveillance and compliance

The Commission has created a Task Force to implement Article 9 of the Regulation 2019/1020 (joint activities between market surveillance authorities and economic…

Intellectual Property Rights4 Reasons 4 Trademarks: New Interactive Guide for SMEs

The European IP Helpdesk has developed a new interactive guide identifying the four key benefits of trademarks.

Intellectual Property RightsNew Guide to IP Management in International Business

This guide by the European IPR Helpdesk intends to outline the basic steps you should take in terms of IP management, before expanding your business abroad.

Intellectual Property RightsTime limits for expiring trademarks extended

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has further extended all time limits expiring between 1 May 2020 and 17 May 2020 for parties to proceedings before…

New Legislative Framework (NLF)Regulation on market surveillance and compliance – March 2020 update

The European Commission invited stakeholders to participate in an ad hoc workshop on draft guidelines on the application of Article 4 of Regulation 2019/1020 on the…

Machine DirectivePresentation of the results of the Impact Assessment study

Member States and Stakeholders tabled a number of suggestions for the revision of the Machinery Directive during the past Machinery Working Group meetings.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Construction Products Regulation (CPR) review – March 2020 update

The revision of the Construction Products Regulation was announced in the Circular Economy Action Plan published in March 2020.

StandardisationStandardisation policy – March 2020 update

Our lobbying partner Orgalim and 20 other European trade associations launched a joint call to Shape a New Deal for the Single Market.

StandardisationNew International Innovation Standard ISO 56000

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the latest standard in its innovation management series.

REACHFebruary update on chromium trioxide authorisation

The CTAC Submission Consortium’s application on the authorisation of 6 uses of chromium trioxide will be voted again in the REACH Committee in February 2020.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)CPR: Staff working document published

The European Commission finally published the long-awaited staff working document.