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MOTOR LAW · 1W ago

Automobile industry calls for balanced outcome in EU-Japan FTA

As the EU and Japan get closer to entering into a comprehensive free trade agreement, though it seems that it is being presented as a finished project despite there being a lot of loose ends...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

Germany: new emissions testing body mooted

According to Reuters, the German government is considering setting up a new body to test for vehicle emissions. There has been something of a loss of faith in the existing system, and replac...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

US: Congress argues about legislation on autonomous cars

Members of Congress have differed over legislation on autonomous cars - but, this being the US, the arguments go beyond the rules themselves: it's a matter of who should be doing the legisla...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

US: New dealer protection law in Florida

Automotive News reports the enactment of a new law in Florida to give dealers (enhanced, presumably) protection in two important areas - the frequency with which manufacturers can require th...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

US: Dealers take action against second Tesla store in Virginia

According to Automotive News the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has received consent from a judge to proceed with an appeal in its attempt to block Tesla from opening a second store...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

Three Bosch managers targeted as German diesel probe expands

Automotive News reports (from Bloomberg) that a German investigation in Stuttgart has focussed on three employees of Robert Bosch who are considered to have been involved in the development ...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

McLaren CEO says post-Brexit UK must try to influence EU car rules

Automotive News Europe reports remarks from McLaren Automotive's Mike Flewitt about the importance of retaining the benefits of having uniform technical legislation for vehicles after the UK...
MOTOR LAW · 2W ago

Bank of England on risks of car finance crash

The Bank of England publishes its Financial Stability Report every six months. The June 2017 edition has just come out, and in it there is a very interesting and somewhat worrying analysis o...
MOTOR LAW · 4W ago

Snap Queen's Speech

Following the snap election, a snap Queen's Speech - with little of direct, specific interest to the motor industry in it, but a lot about Brexit. More on that another time. Much more on tha...
MOTOR LAW · 4W ago

BMW win appeal in Technosport trade mark case

Almost exactly a year ago, on 17 June last year, we reported a case in the Intellectual Property enterprise Court in whcih BMW had sued a company called Technosport London for trade mark inf...