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Luxury brands rethink e-commerce strategies as pandemic crimps in-store retail Global Legal Post

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced luxury brands to embrace e-commerce more rapidly and rethink how they can provide an exclusive and personalized experience online, according to...


Dealing with social media influencers in China
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This Practice Note is aimed primarily at brands wishing to engage with influencers (or other talent) for particular social marketing campaigns and advertising promotions in China. It...


Court of Justice clarifies cosmetics labelling requirements in the EU
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In a judgment on 17 December 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) provided a preliminary ruling on consumer information for cosmetic products according to Regulation (EC)...

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Doing business – Consumer sector

Entering a new market can be a game changer for businesses in the consumer industry, but it can come with some significant legal risks. Consumer protection laws, supply chain issues,...

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Re-open for business in the UK – How to safely re-open shops and retail outlets

The UK government has set out a three-stage plan to ease the "lockdown" restrictions implemented due to COVID-19. The first stage commenced on 13 May, with some restrictions on who can go...

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USDA publishes interim final rule on Hemp: key takeaways

On October 31, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published an interim final rule (IFR) on domestic hemp production. This rule establishes a regulatory framework for...

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FDA doubles down on MUsT studies for sunscreens and issues final guidance on absorption studies that will likely be needed for continued marketing Focus On Regulation

On 10 May 2019 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a notice of availability for a final guidance document on Maximal Usage Trials (MUsT studies) for topically applied...


FDA Shuts Down OTC Drug Manufacturer with Longstanding and Pervasive cGMP and Labeling Issues

On Tuesday, FDA announced the entry of a consent decree of permanent injunction against Keystone Laboratories, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee for manufacturing OTC hair care and skin care...

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The French Competition Authority wants to lower prices of pharmaceuticals

On November 21, 2017, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") announced the launch of a new sector inquiry relating to the functioning of competition in the pharmaceutical sector.

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