Sunday, November 22, 2015

EU Court Rules Cosmestic Contact Lenses Not Cosmetic

"On 3 September 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its ruling in case C-321/14 Colena AG v Karnevalservice Bastian GmbH following a reference from the Landgericht Krefeld (Regional Court Krefeld, Germany) as whether non-corrective colour contact lenses fell within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (the "Cosmetic Regulation")," reports Lexology. "The effect of the ruling is that the Cosmetic Regulation must be interpreted such that contact lenses marketed purely to alter the user's appearance (rather than to correct vision) will not be within its scope even if the outer packaging declares that the product is a cosmetic, subject to the EU Cosmetics Directive." Read more.

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