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Consumer Products

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As a player in the consumer products sector, you face a myriad of challenges such as globalisation and digitalisation, environmental and health concerns, supply chain management, consumer and media pressure, growing retailer buyer power, the rise of online selling and counterfeiting. All place new demands on your management and business strategy but also drive the need for legal advice. Our pan-European team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including cosmetics, clothing, electronics, health & beauty, food & drink, retail, household equipment and manufacturing. Whether you are a supplier, investor, regulator or other stakeholder, we have consumer products experts to help, whatever your situation.

In order to give you the targeted legal advice your business needs, our teams have experts from every legal area affecting your sector. This means we can guide you on all legal and regulatory aspects − from the financing and acquisition of companies, through to antitrust and unfair competition law, media management, nutritional and health claims, advertising and marketing, strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, data protection, outsourcing, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, product recalls and much more. Our experts will keep you abreast of the latest sector insight and developments, giving you a commercial, as well as a legal, edge.

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CMS Con­sumer Products Group
Our Con­sumer Products Sec­tor GroupThe Con­sumer Products sec­tor is a fiercely com­pet­it­ive mar­ket. From all as­pects of the sup­ply chain, or­gan­isa­tions are un­der pres­sure to im­prove yield, cut costs and de­liv­er value, while also re­du­cing en­vir­on­ment­al im­pact and provide sus­tain­able solu­tions. Busi­nesses must cope with fluc­tu­ations in the cost of raw ma­ter­i­als, fund­ing pres­sures and con­sol­id­a­tion in the mar­ket and to do so, you need a leg­al team who un­der­stands the mar­ket and your needs. As con­sumer product le­gis­la­tion dif­fers around the world, you will have ac­cess to a pan-European and glob­al team. We know the in­dustry and help not only un­der­stand the law, but shape its fu­ture.The Con­sumer Products sec­tor is by its nature fast-mov­ing and di­verse, and CMS has ex­tens­ive in­dustry ex­per­i­ence and un­der­stand­ing of the is­sues rel­ev­ant to your busi­ness. We can quickly as­semble cross-bor­der teams to en­sure that you are provided with high qual­ity leg­al and tax ad­vice.Please view our bro­chure to learn more

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15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to a Leg­al Roadmap to Can­nabis
18 May 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on CBD food busi­nesses
The coronavir­us (“COV­ID-19”) pan­dem­ic has driv­en on­line con­sumer shop­ping in the well­being sec­tor in a bid to find products that will pro­tect against, and help man­age the symp­toms of, COV­ID-19. Food...
31 January 2020
Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty and Un­fair Com­pet­i­tion law
21 April 2020
Coty v Amazon: CJEU con­firms Amazon is not li­able for trade mark in­fringe­ment...
On 2 April 2020, the CJEU handed down its judg­ment in the Coty v Amazon[1] case, which relates to a re­fer­ral from the Bundes­gericht­shof, Ger­many’s Fed­er­al Court of Justice. The CJEU ruled in fa­vour...
29 January 2020
Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
Com­mer­cial and Reg­u­lat­ory law
24 February 2020
Or­gan­ic food products face new reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges
Nat­ur­al­ness is as­so­ci­ated with sim­pli­city. Foods that are sim­pler and less pro­cessed are per­ceived to be “bet­ter”. This may be one of the reas­ons why the de­mand for or­gan­ic cer­ti­fic­a­tion is on the...
29 August 2019
EU: Trade Secret Law Re­forms
17 February 2020
Opin­ion on stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses: more a com­pli­ance head­ache than...
A re­cent non-bind­ing Opin­ion of the Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al has sig­nalled that the stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses can con­tin­ue to be used as a safe­guard for trans­fer­ring per­son­al data out­side the EEA. However,...
16 April 2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500
We are de­lighted to an­nounce that 12 prac­tice areas of CMS Switzer­land have been re­com­men­ded in this year's edi­tion of Leg­al500, pub­lished in April 2019.
30 January 2020
New European rules for on­line plat­forms
A new Reg­u­la­tion, known as the Plat­form to Busi­ness Reg­u­la­tion or the On­line In­ter­me­di­ation Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion, will come in­to force on 12 Ju­ly 2020. It ap­plies to on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vice pro­viders,...
21 August 2018
Your in­tro­duc­tion to CMS Switzer­land
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet is the res­ult of the 2014 mer­ger of CMS von Er­lach Hen­rici and ZPG Avocats, which brought to­geth­er two prom­in­ent ..