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One-Year Anniversary Of The CSP Regulations
On September 21, 2017, the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations ("CSP Regulations") came into force ...
19 Sep 2018
Health Canada Invites Public Comments On New Post-Market Reporting Regulations
An often-cited concern with the FDA's approval process relates to the 510(k) pathway, whereby a medical device may reach the market with a lesser amount of clinical testing.
16 Aug 2018
EU Trade Mark Of Four Finger Kitkat Shape Not Validly Registered Says CJEU
The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday issued its judgment in relation to Swiss chocolate giant Nestlé's EU trade mark for the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar.
European Union
3 Aug 2018
Eat Your Cannabis And Have It Too: Edibles Will Present Unique Regulatory Challenges
One part cannabis, three parts uncertainty - the impending introduction of a recreational market for cannabis offers an unparalleled opportunity for businesses to stake a claimin this uncharted territory.
27 Jul 2018
Bait And Switch? Incorporation By Reference Of Front Of Pack Labelling Symbols
The consultation period has now closed on Health Canada's proposed Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Nutrition Symbols, Other Labelling Provisions, Partially Hydrogenated Oils and Vitamin D) ...
27 Jul 2018
Influence And Responsibility: New Canadian Influencer Marketing Guidelines Emerge
Most importantly, they can prevent the use of deceptive marketing practices — such as the dissemination of misleading representations — that might subject both influencers and brands to significant legal liability.
27 Jul 2018
Drafting Leasing Agreements For Tenants In The Life Sciences Sector
When drafting leasing agreements with any business, it is important to consider how their needs may differ to the previous tenants or other occupants of the building.
26 Jul 2018
How Will The UK Plastic Ban Affect The Food And Drink Industry?
The UK Government recently announced its plans to ban plastic straws and other single-use plastics from sale next year in a bid to tackle the growing issues that they are causing in seas and rivers.
9 Jul 2018
New Mandatory Breach Reporting Under The Alberta Health Information Act
The HIR will also be amended to include specific details on the contents and method of providing the notice of loss or unauthorized access or disclosure of the individually identifying health information.
25 Jun 2018
Canadian Government Passes Cannabis Act; Mid-October Implementation Expected
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is official, as the Cannabis Act has advanced through the final federal government House of Commons and Senate reviews.
25 Jun 2018
Breaking: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Publishes Safe Food For Canadians Regulations
Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published the much-anticipated Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), which complements the Safe Food for Canadians Act passed in 2012.
14 Jun 2018
Life Sciences Disputes: Is International Arbitration The Future?
The growth of the life sciences sector has been accompanied by a corresponding growth in related disputes, which are increasingly resolved by way of international arbitration.
13 Jun 2018
What International Companies Need To Know To Distribute Pharmaceuticals In The UAE
The healthcare industry is a priority sector for the UAE government, which continues to increase its spending in the development of high standard healthcare services in the country, notwithstanding...
United Arab Emirates
31 May 2018
Canadian Cannabis Companies Gaining Traction In Capital Markets South Of The Border: First Cannabis Listing On NYSE Commenced Today
With the Cannabis Act set to be voted on by the Senate of Canada in two weeks and legalization of marijuana expected in the coming months, Canada's largest cannabis company today became the first marijuana producer...
25 May 2018
Parallel Import Guidance Clarified By CJEU
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another.
European Union
25 May 2018
The Obligation Of Authorities To Publish Information On Food Law Violations Is Constitutional
The German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, "BVerfG") has handed down a momentous decision for business operators selling food and feed within Germany:
15 May 2018
No More Cartoons On Food Packages: Update On Marketing To Kids
Further to our previous article on the subject, the Government of Canada is pushing ahead with its plan to restrict the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to kids.
9 May 2018
Probiotic Gut (Claims) Check
The use of probiotics in foods in Canada has become commonplace but current policy toward probiotic claims is limited.
9 May 2018
Grocery Store: The Untold Story
A family's biggest expense, after housing and transportation, is groceries, at about 10 per cent of income.
8 May 2018
Cannabis Advertising In Canada: What We Know Right Now
In December 2015, the Government of Canada announced that it would introduce legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis for recreational purposes.
2 May 2018
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