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Centexbel at A+A Düsseldorf

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The A+A fair, the largest trade fair for personal protection and occupational health and safety in the world opened its doors in Düsseldorf/Germany, today.
Our PPE team represents the vast expertise of Centexbel in protection clothing and gloves.

Centexbel is a notified body # 0493

Read more about Centexbel's activities in the field of PPE.

Centexbel researcher on field trip to Burkina Faso

Testing Novel Shelter Solutions in the Sangnioniogo Refugee Camp in Burkina Faso

Spinmaster on television FOCUS-WTV

TV-reportage over Centexbel's zorgcongres

Intellectual Property Invoice Scams

There is an explosion of bogus invoices for "International Trademark Registration" that are sent to entities that have recently registered trademarks. Close inspection of the invoices will reveal that the invoices are actually for inclusion of the registered trademark in a database maintained by the entity issuing the invoice. Inclusion of a trademark in such databases establishes no international rights, and inclusion provides no value to the trademark owner.

OEKO-TEX® certificate for REACh compliance

Press information 08-Jul-2013 | 2120-EN

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On 20 June 2013, the European Chemicals Agency ECHA added another six chemicals to their candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern. OEKO-TEX® would like to expressly point out to all companies that the newly added substances are already part of the current OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 testing criteria. Each OEKO-TEX® certificate also confirms that the certified products meet the current requirements of Annex XVII of the REACh Regulation with regard to restricted substances such as azo dyes or nickel.

AT~SEA project sends out press release

Harvesting sustainable chemicals and energy at sea:

Advanced textiles and seaweeds can reduce our crude oil dependency

The AT~SEA project aims at developing advanced technical textiles to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of open sea cultivation of macroalgae (seaweed).

New ISO standard High visibility clothing

EN ISO 20471:2013 High visibility clothing - Test methods and requirements (ISO 20471:2013)

Today, 28/06/2013 the "Official Journal of the European Union" published the new EN ISO 20471:2013 standard, officially replacing at the same time the existing standard EN 471:2003+A1:2007.

From today onwards, high visibility clothing will be certified according to the new standard.

A transition period is foreseen: standard EN 471:2003+A1:2007 will also remain valid until 30 September 2013.

Veramtex wins Oeko-Tex Sustainability Award 2013

In a ceremony on 12 June 2013, OEKO-TEX® presented the Sustainability Award in the five categories of Environmental Management, Quality Management, Social Responsibility, Safety Management, and Product Innovation.

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The times they are a-changin'

Trade Marks and the EU Is it Time for Change? The European Commission Certainly Thinks so


Author: Gemma Kirkland
Source: dyoung.com/trademarknewsletter-may2013