General Court annuls Delegated Regulation 665/2013 on energy labelling of vacuum cleaners

The IPKat is happy to host the following contribution by Mina Kianfar(Unverzagt von Have, Hamburg) on an issue that, despite having to do with vacuum cleaners, is often perceived as dusty: energy labelling obligations.Here’s what Mina writes:Vacuum cleaner producer Dyson has successfully challenged an EU non-legislative act: in its judgment of 8.11.2018, T-544/13, the General Court (GC) has annulled Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 665/2013 on the energy labelling of vacuum cleaners.BackgroundVacuum cleaners must, in accordance with Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labelling (replaced by Regulation (EU) 2017/1369), carry an energy label when sold. The Commission has laid down details on the content and design of the label in Delegated Regulation (EU) No 665/2013, specifying that the calculation of the energy performance of vacuum cleaners should be based on values obtained when the receptacle is empty.Dyson took the view that this requirement places bagless…

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