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Intellectual Property RightsNew IP Special: IP and Social Media

SMEs and users should know how to use content on social media and to avoid IP infringement.

REACHREACH: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl PFA

A group of 119 NGOs have committed to a newly created Manifesto with the aim to ban PFAS.

PackagingEU infringement proceedings against French Triman logo

France's labeling regulations for sorting information violate the principle of the free movement of goods in the EU internal market, according the EU Commission.

REACHREACH: Appeal against ECJ judgment on titanium dioxide

The classification will remain in effect until the end of this process.

REACHRecommendations to improve REACH registrations updated

The updated recommendations will help companies to comply with REACH requirements and ensure the safe use of chemicals.

REACHREACH: Applications for authorisation - current consultations on Chromium Trioxide

ECHA is looking for comments on several applications for authorisation covering 18 uses of chromium trioxide.

REACHReport on REACH Authorisation

A new report illustrates that those volumes of chemicals subject to authorisation had dropped by 45% in a decade.

Trade BarriersFree Trade Agreements – Overview January 2023

An overview on free trade agreements.

Trade BarriersEU - US Trade news January 2023

The EU and US agreed on a Joint Roadmap on Evaluation and Measurement Tools for Trustworthy AI and Risk Management.

Trade Barriers9th Sanctions Package against Russia adopted

On 16 December 2022, the EU adopted the 9th Sanctions Package against Russia.

Trade BarriersEU anti-dumping measures: January 2023 Update

Further to the publication of a proposal for a Regulation on the mechanism to deter and counteract coercive action by non-EU countries (ACI), the legislative process is…

Intellectual Property RightsUnitary Patent System to enter into force on 1 June 2023

Unitary Patents will make it possible to get patent protection in up to 25 EU Member States by submitting a single request to the EPO.

EnvironmentEuropean Critical Raw Materials Act: January 2023 Update

The Act aims to address the evolving dependencies on China and Russia when it comes to raw materials and fossil fuels in order to ensure more resilient supply chains.

Intellectual Property RightsWork on the Data Act is progressing

The Parliament and Council’s work on the Data Act is progressing.

REACHREACH: Nine hazardous chemicals added to Candidate List

One of those substances is melamine.

Intellectual Property RightsLegislative proposal for a Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents postponed

The release of the proposal was postponed by the European Commission to Q2 2023.

Overview on new LegislationLegislative Update January 2023

Update on European legislation January 2023

PackagingEuropean Commission Proposal for the Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

On 30 November, the European Commission published the second part of its Circular Economy package introducing, amongst others, its proposal for the revision of the…

Miscellaneous InformationCFE presentation at the EOTA Stakeholders Conference 2022

Presentation of CFE Chairman Dr. Ulrich Bourgund “How EU expertise can develop into worldwide market leadership”.

The Board informsCEO campaign on LinkedIn on the impact of energy costs in Europe starts on 27th December

CEO will start a campaign on LinkedIn to raise awareness on the thread for the competitiveness of the European tool industry caused by the exploding energy prices.