Mon, Jun. 02, 2008

Unfair Competition Defined

CK - Washington.   A catalog of 30 unfair acts in retail competition will form the cornerstone of an amendment to the statute against unfair competition in Germany, Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb or UWG.

The Berlin Attorney General provided examples of unfair acts in a press release of May 21, 2008. The list implements the 2005 EU directive 29.

The new black list approach seeks to provide consumers with fair treatment throughout the European Union while assuring sellers of uniform requirements. The German text of the bill, Erstes Gesetz zur Änderung des Gesetzes gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb is available for download.


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