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Court Says “Lights Out” on UL Certification Lanham Act Claim

Last week, a federal judge in Manhattan examined the intersection of false advertising and trademark infringement law in connection with the alleged misuse of a certification mark, and found the plaintiff to be entitled to...more

The Past, Present, and Future of Government Regulation of Off-Label Communications – Part 4

Picking up from my last installment of this series exploring the regulatory history of off-label communication, this post highlights some recent trends in FDA enforcement and guidance related to off-label promotion. Not...more

The New EU Regulation on Medical Devices Aims at Enhanced Product Safety and Further Harmonization

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On May 5, 2017, the new Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR) and the new Regulation on In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDR) have been published in the European Official Journal. The Regulations will become effective 20 days after...more

Implications of Brexit for the mining and minerals sectors

by DLA Piper on

The debate surrounding Britain’s proposed exit from the EU (Brexit) has primarily focused upon its potential impact on the British economy, Britain’s international standing and its capacity for self-governance. This article...more

Product Regulations: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - and Could Destroy Your Business

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

What do the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Federal Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have in common? Each is, of...more

Children's Product Recalls: Identifying Reportable Defects

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or the "Commission") is the regulatory agency responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. Pursuant...more

CPSC & DOJ Stop Two Companies from Future Importation of Children’s Products with Far-Reaching Consent Decrees

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”)—at the behest of the CPSC—filed suit in California federal court against two companies and three individuals for importing products that violate the Federal Hazardous...more

Hidden Costs of Common Beauty Treatments?

The “toxic trio” is a foreboding name some associate with common and seemingly innocuous manicures and pedicures. Salon workers suffer higher-than-average rates of birth defects, miscarriages, cancers, and skin afflictions...more

Adopting a Safety Policy and Assembling a Safety Team

by Snell & Wilmer on

Large or small, every life science or medical technology company will eventually have to deal with a products liability claim or event. A lack of adequate planning for such an occurrence can result in damage to the brand,...more

New Children’s Product Testing and Certification Rule Set to Impact Manufacturers and Importers on February 8

by Mintz Levin on

On February 8, 2013, manufacturers and importers of children’s products (a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger) will be required to follow certain testing and certification...more

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