Labelling & Packaging

Legal Twelve assists companies that produce and/or use first and second level packaging or work on the development of labels for packaging, and this also applies to the food sector.

The firm has followed its clients in the ordinary and extraordinary management of the business, acquiring significant knowledge of the needs of the company operating or using the packaging and providing the client company with the necessary legal tools to do so:

  •  internal staff training and awareness raising, including through training courses, the company’s activities are focused on the most frequent issues and problems related to both labelling and packaging (such as declarations and other mandatory legal requirements, marking, CE certification, safety, hygiene standards, environmental sustainability, disposal-recycling, use of supply and/or tender contracts, regulation of trademarks, design, patents, copyright, protection of technology and know-how in general and fair competition, adapted to the needs of the packaging supply chain);
  • the preparation of contracts and the management of negotiations;
  • the prevention and management of disputes, both with regard to dispute reports or ascertainments issued by the Authorities responsible for controls, and with reference to any claims of third parties, consumers or the market.

The firm provides consultancy in the field of:

  • conformity marking and CE certifications for machinery, partly completed machinery, interchangeable equipment, safety components and anything else required by law (e.g. lifting accessories, chains, ropes, belts, removable mechanical transmission devices, anti-tipping systems);
  • documentation and compulsory indications, certifications or designations of origin or markings of the product (e.g. organic).

The firm has gained particular experience in:

  • engineering, co-design, technology and know-how licensing contracts;
  • contracts with employees governing the obligations of secrecy and/or the transfer of rights to exploit inventions;
  • purchase contracts and general purchase conditions;
  • supply contracts and sub-supply contracts;;
  • procurement contracts;
  • sales contracts and general conditions of sale, also online;
  • agency contracts, distribution contracts or sales concession contracts;
  • contracts with assistance centres;
  • integrated logistics contracts, transport and shipping contracts;
  • licensing agreements and merchandising;
  • non disclosure agreements (NDA);
  • letters of intent (LOI) or gentlemen’s agreement;
  • termination and takeover management;
  • management of litigation related to the execution of procurement contracts;
  • Labelling and Packaging requirements and limits to protect the market, consumers or fair competition;
  • trademarks, patents and protection of distinctive signs.

Legal Twelve guarantees assistance in litigation, both judicial and in arbitration, in Italy and abroad.