Introduction and Overview
The year 2022 is one of major changes to consumer protection laws in Germany and the EU, namely:
- Changes in connection with digital products and corresponding new provisions for the sale of consumer goods took effect on 1 January 2022 (see our earlier Reed Smith Client Alert Part I).
- New consumer protection rules regarding automatic renewal and notice periods took effect in March 2022.
- Requirements regarding termination buttons will come into force on 1 July 2022 (see our earlier Reed Smith Client Alert Part II).