U + C Rechtsanwälte under investigation for fraud

The Regensburg-based law firm, Urmann & Collegen, is under criminal investigation for allegedly sending fraudulent competition warning letters. The recipients of the warning letters are mainly online businesses.

U C, Abmahnung, betrug, Onlineshop

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For years, Wilde Beuger Solmecke has been defending clients against warning letters received from the German law firm Urmann & Collegen (U + C) for allegedly breaching copyright through the use of file sharing websites.

It is therefore of interest to hundreds of businesses in Germany, that serious allegations of fraud have been raised against German lawyer Thomas Martin Urmann, partner at U + C. Also in the firing line is Mr Frank Oliver Drescher, managing director of KVR Handelsgesellschaft mbH, in whose name U + C were acting.

A large number of warning letters have been sent by U + C Rechtsanwälte on behalf of KVR to online businesses for alleging breaching German competition law. In many of the warning letters, online businesses are accused of having breached German competition law by incorrectly informing consumers of their rights of withdrawal from a transaction.

German lawyer, Mr Forsthoff reports that his law firm has received a request from Regensburg’s state prosecution service to assist with the investigation which will be conducted under case number 103 Js 16997/12.

If your business has received such a warning letter, it is advisable not to pay the sums being demanded and to seek legal advice. Contact us for more information on the best action to take.

Christian Solmecke ist Partner der Kanzlei WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE und inbesondere in den Bereichen des IT-, des Medien- und des Internetrechts tätig. Darüber hinaus ist er Autor zahlreicher juristischer Fachveröffentlichungen in diesen Bereichen.

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  1. Clucky sagt:

    Funnily enough I just had an email from the company above, stating I owe €3000 for sharing a file, from an american IP address in Germany….yet I am UK based – so would seem they haven’t quite caught up with them yet!

  2. lucky C. sagt:

    Why are they still free? The case is so clear. The fraud is so obvious.

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