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ECJ: companies must not always provide their corporate address and identity as part of print ads

In a preliminary ruling of 30 March 2017 (Case C-146/16), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that in certain cases of printed advertising, it may be sufficient for businesses to provide the compulsory information about their corporate address and identity on the respective website given in the advertisement, rather than in the ad itself.

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Legal notices on social media profiles

Many businesses are unaware that the obligation to display legal notices applies to social media profiles as well as to websites. Private individuals are the only internet users who are exempt from this obligation. Here is an explanation of the various requirements.
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EU law on cosmetic products – an overview

The EU’s Regulation on cosmetic products came into force on 11.07.2013. The aim of the regulation is to ensure a high standard of security for consumers, whilst at the same time guaranteeing the free movement cosmetic products. Here is an overview of its main provisions. Weiterlesen →

Nivea Invisible for Black and White deo misleads consumers

A court in Germany has ruled that Beiersdorf AG deodorant advertising for Nivea Invisible for Black and White misleads consumers. Weiterlesen →

Abuse of hotel star ratings leave consumers frustrated

According to the German Association of Hotels and Guest Houses many hotel star ratings are often abused by establishments. The association receives daily complaints from consumers. Hotels in Germany which fraudulently advertise risk receiving injunctions. Weiterlesen →

Undertaking to cease and desist is not an admission of liability

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has reaffirmed that the submission of an undertaking to cease and desist does not amount to the admission of liability. Weiterlesen →

Distribution agreement: the legality of banning eBay sales

Manufacturers are increasingly including clause in distribution agreements which ban distributors from selling their products on internet platforms such as eBay and Amazon. We take an in-depth look at the legality of such actions. Weiterlesen →

Germany’s Gold: ZDF and ARD cancel plans for joint project

Germany’s public broadcasters ZDF and ARD have decided to end a joint project aimed at creating a shared video-on-demand platform. The decision comes after the German Federal Cartel Office expressed concerns about compliance of the project with German competition law. Weiterlesen →

The law on social media marketing – part 7

The internet offers businesses huge potential to foster their advertising and image strategies for low financial outlay. It is therefore hardly surprising that many German businesses maintain online profiles to keep their brand fresh. Weiterlesen →

Apple guilty of e-book price fixing

In 2010 Apple was accused of conspiring with numerous publishers to artificially and illegally keep the price of e-books high. Now, a New York court has ruled that Apple played a central role in leading the price-fixing racket. Weiterlesen →