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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.

Market Surveillance (MSPR)Union Product Compliance Network

Member States and the European Commission will start to operate a platform of cooperation among market surveillance authorities as from 1 January 2021.

Construction Product Regulation (CPR)Summary list of references of harmonised standards published

The European Commission has published a summary list of references of harmonised standards.

Machine DirectiveGuide of Interpretation to the Machinery Directive

The European Commission released an updated version 2.2 of the Guide of Interpretation to the Machinery Directive.

Consumer GoodsEU consumers' protection to be reinforced

The Council adopted a directive that modernises EU law on consumer protection and facilitates the enforcement of consumers' rights.