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Tailored strategies for optimum risk protection

We offer wide-ranging advice on legal matters relating to production and product liability, extending from product and manufacturer's liability through cooperation agreements (including contract manufacturing agreements) to product alerts and recalls.

We create a tailored strategy for each client covering all relevant production matters. We advise on partnering with other companies to develop and manufacture new products, while safeguarding against increasing product liability risks in international trade. In the event of major product liability claims, our clients benefit from ongoing support. We also seek to achieve the best possible legal position at the outset through intelligent claim management systems. Our clients can rely on our experts’ many years of in-court experience, whether representing an injuring party, injured party or certification company.

Our Production service portfolio

  • Research and development agreements
  • Industrial plant agreements
  • Contract manufacturing agreements
  • Tool leasing/lending agreements
  • Toll manufacturing agreements, outsourcing agreements
  • CE certification and other safety-relevant product requirements

Our Product Liability service portfolio

  • Obligations to provide instructions and warnings, recalls
  • Countering claims for compensation
  • Enforcing claims by companies that have suffered damage due to defective products
  • Enforcing claims against liability underwriters
  • Helping liability insurers and their policyholders to defend and settle third-party compensation claims
17/09/2020
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09/04/2024
The sum of parts: Registered design for segments of towers found valid...
BackgroundTA Towers ApS (“TA Towers”), a company based in Denmark, is the holder of the below registered Community design relating to goods for building materials, specifically, ‘building materials...
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EU Designs Reform, One Year On: EU Parliament announce Final Form of the...
On 7 November 2023, the EU Parliament published the final form of the updated EU Designs legislation. The new legislation, which takes form through a new Regulation and new Directive, are the Par­lia­ment’s...
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CBAM Implementing Regulation and Extensive Additional Reporting Guidance...
Earlier this month, the European Commission (“EC”) adopted an Implementing Regulation (“IR”) and released extensive Guidance Documents (“Guidance”) on the practicalities of reporting requirements...
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The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: An Overview
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Until 24 June 2023 the European Commission is consulting to gather views on the EU’s climate target for 2040.Since the Communication of the European Green Deal in late 2019, there have been a raft of...
10/05/2023
At last: invalidity and revocation actions now available before TM offices...
One of the most significant innovations introduced by the EU Trade Mark Directive 2015/2436 (the so-called trade mark reform package) was the requirement for all EU countries to implement – where not...
28/04/2023
When are “parts” actually “products”? Defining “component parts of complex...
The EU General Court has issued its decision in case T-617/21 (B&Bartoli spol. S.r.o v EUIPO), exploring the definition of a “component part of a complex product” in EU registered design law.The case...
21/04/2023
Key changes for companies related to the new General Product Safety Regulation
On 30 March 2023, the European Parliament adopted the General Product Safety Regulation for consumer products, which replaces the General Product Safety Directive of 2001 (2001/95/EC). The Council must...
04/04/2023
European Commission amends Article 102 TFEU guidance paper and announces...
In 2008, the Commission adopted its Guidance on the Commission`s enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty (now Article 102 TFEU) to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings...
03/04/2023
Rigorous European legislation bringing clarity on proper green communication
Environmental awareness and sustainability have been subjects of intense discussions since they are of growing importance to individuals in their daily decisions. Because this dimension of economic competition...