Alle Artikel mit dem Tag "German competition law"

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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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 →

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 →

Is product placement in print media illegal?

Under German competition law, product placement is illegal on the radio; but what is the position regarding print media? Here is an overview from Wilde Beuger Solmecke. Weiterlesen →

German competition law: Germany’s Gold hangs in the balance

Plans to create a joint internet platform between ARD and ZDF called Germany’s Gold are hanging in the balance as head of ZDF Enterprises doubts the company’s willingness to yield to demands from Germany’s federal cartel office (Bundeskartellamt). Weiterlesen →

Emphasising monthly instalments breaches German competition law

A court in Germany has ruled that drawing consumers’ attention to the price of a product through over-emphasising monthly instalment amounts breaches German competition law. Weiterlesen →

The legal consequences of negative SEO

In the early days of search engine optimisation, bloggers began reporting a new phenomenon: that of SEO attacks. An SEO attack or “negative SEO” techniques are used to damage the ranking of a competitor’s website in search engine indexes in order to gain a competitive advantage. Weiterlesen →