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The European Commission’s Regulatory Committee on Medical Devices has adopted a Commission Decision on the qualification of cranberry products. According to the Decision, cranberry products do not fall within the definition of medical devices set out in the Medical Devices Directive.   The European Commission’s Regulatory Committee on Medical Devices has adopted a Commission Implementing Decision on the qualification of cranberry products. The Decision states that products “whose principal intended action,…...

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In a recently delivered judgment in Case C-339/15, the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the Belgian legislation prohibiting in strict and absolute terms any advertising with regard to the provision of oral and dental care services is incompatible with the EU law. The case concerned a Belgian general dental practitioner accused of having, during the period from 2003 to 2014, advertised the dental services he provided…...

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The date of delivery of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Case C-19/15 on the applicability of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHC Regulation) to B2B communications has been set for 14 July 2016. It is likely that the EU judges will follow the Advocate General’s opinion and rule that the NHC Regulation is not only applicable to commercial communications addressed to…...

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At Loyens & Loeff, in addition to our practice groups, we are also organized in multidisciplinary teams. There, our specialist attorneys combine their respective expertise and experience. They interact with each other and cross their knowledge to come up with round solutions. They also further deepen their market knowledge so as to provide pragmatic advice fitting their clients’ business reality. Our attorneys like to share their expertise. This is why…...