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Recent times have brought new challenges to all areas of the consumer products sector. The new post-pandemic reality, changing consumer tastes, increasing regulatory burden, pressures on margins and supply chain disruptions have been some of the issues currently facing the industry.

We are witnessing an evolving form of consumption that is increasingly digital and remote, driven by a range of related technologies. Companies are finding new ways to create content and discovering new techniques for engaging with their Customers, while also facing challenges in their physical businesses.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our dedicated team understands your business needs and works to strategically define tailored solutions.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • Commercial and consumer contracts
  • Purchasing, production and distribution agreements
  • Restructuring franchises and other forms of distribution
  • Regulation of advertising campaigns, sponsorship, promotions and discounts, labelling
  • Brand protection
  • Supply services and construction contracts, technology, logistics
  • Representation in related legal and arbitration proceedings

We have an in-depth knowledge of how consumer law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.


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05/02/2024
A messy affair – IP law meets a cat litter tray in Belgian design court...
Introduction In recent weeks, the CMS Design team has been delving into pan-EU enforcement of Community design rights, as well as the scope of copyright “ori­gin­al­ity” under EU law. In a timely development...
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Greenwashing: Stricter EU rules on environmental marketing ban misleading...
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19/01/2024
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12/01/2024
A new tool in the fight against online infringement
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15/12/2023
Grate news for Grana Padano: logo granted cumulative protection in EU
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27/11/2023
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...
22/11/2023
Another grilling: General Court goes against HALLOUMI and strikes down...
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08/11/2023
Cannabis law and legislation in Portugal
Under the Portuguese Law, the use of cannabis for medical purposes is admissible, provided the necessary requirements and the mandatory licenses are obtained. The Portuguese legal framework is set forth...
11/10/2023
Adoption of the new consumer credit directive: impact for BNPL
On 9 October 2023, the Council of the European Union adopted the new directive on consumer credits (CCD) in its final and definitive version. This version was already approved by the European Parliament...
30/08/2023
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...
16/08/2023
Designs practice update: Advocate General backs 6-month priority period...
Can a Community Design application claim priority from an earlier patent application – and if so, what is the applicable priority period?The recent opinion of Advocate General Capeta in EUIPO v The...
28/07/2023
Significant overhaul of EU batteries legislation now law
On 28 July 2023, the EU Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (the “Reg­u­la­tion”). It will enter into force twenty days following its...