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Innovation and EU Consumer Law


  • Christian Twigg-Flesner



Recent consumer policy initiatives, primarily at the domestic, but also at the European, level have emphasised the need to ensure that consumer law not only protects consumers, but also encourages competition and supports innovation. The purpose of this paper is to offer some preliminary thoughts on the relationship between consumer protection and innovation, and to consider the potential impact of the main consumer law directives adopted by the European Union on this relationship. Copyright Springer 2005

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  • Christian Twigg-Flesner, 2005. "Innovation and EU Consumer Law," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 28(4), pages 409-432, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jcopol:v:28:y:2005:i:4:p:409-432
    DOI: 10.1007/s10603-005-3301-0

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