Kieffer Legal Services:
Law firm specialized in food law
We advise and represent the food industry, suppliers and distributors in matters of food law and all other legal issues related to the production and marketing of foods and beverages. Our key areas of work are:
- Food and feed law
- Unfair competition law
- Intellectual property law (e.g. trademark law)
- Agricultural law
- Excise duties
- Association law
Due to our long-standing experience, our work is characterized by legal and market expertise, speed, pragmatism and sense of proportion. We offer legal advice in all shapes and sizes, represent interests to local institutions and governmental institutions as well as and in courts and we take over legal functions being outsourced. Our utmost priority is to develop holistic advice and tailored made solutions to meet the needs of our clients.
The specific provisions relating to conditions of approval of the following active substance under the Plant protection products Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009 have been updated as per Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1313 of 1 August 2016.
Food companies sometimes use claims with the aim to demonstrate that their foods are special compared to others of the same catregory.
Control bodies often argue that thesee claims are self-evident and thus misleading. But is this really so?. If you wish further information please click here.
On 2 August 2016 the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) published two rulings, that if someone lists products on web portals such as Amazon, he is considered liable for contents provided by third parties (AZ I ZR 110/15 and AZ I ZR 140/14).
The situation is that web portals such as Amazon permit e-tailers who list their articles to make use of the descriptions and pictures of those who listed them first if the product has already been published on the platform. Generally, this is an advantage for all following e-tailers who want to save the effort. At the same time for instance Amazon makes it possible to provide a quick supply for comprehensive offers made by many e-tailers.
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