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Directive article Article 6
National ID General Secretary for the Consumer, press release dated 5th of January 2011
Country Greece Decision date 05/01/2011
Common name General Secretary for the Consumer, press release dated 5th of January 2011 Decision type Other
Court Γενική Γραμματεία Καταναλωτή Plaintiff(s) General Secretary for the Consumer
Court translation General Secretary for the Consumer Defendant(s) “ZEGRETON PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKOINONION A.E.”
Subject price information
Keywords advertisementmaterial informationmisleading omissionsprice information

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Headnote

The omission to mention in an advertising leaflet in which a product is promoted that an additional charge applies to a periodical service relating to this product, is an unfair commercial practice.

Facts

The defendant issued a leaflet that advertised a global positioning system device (GPS) mentioning that the maps included in it were periodically updated every six months. The defendant omitted to mention that this periodical updating service was additionally charged, hence not included in the indicated price.

Legal issue

Does the omission of the defendant to mention in its advertisement that an additional charge applies to the service of the periodical updating of the information contained in the GPS maps, constitute a misleading omission?

Decision

It was held that the omission of the defendant to mention in its advertisement that there was an extra charge for the service of the periodical update of the information contained in its GPS maps, constitutes an unfair commercial practice.

  URL Decision Decision full text
EL http://www.efpolis.gr/filesbase/1233_sitefile-10404.pdf
EN N/A

Result

The General Secretary for the Consumer imposed a fine of EUR 10.000 to the defendant.

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