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Austria



National Laws

The list below displays the national laws implementing the UCP directive.
To see the implementation of the UCP directive article by article go to "UCP Directive".
 
Name Adoption date In Force date Version
Federal Act amending the 1984 Federal Act against Unfair Competition 13/11/2007 12/12/2007 DE EN




Enforcement System

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Cases

National ID Common name Subject Directive article Decision date Decision type
17 Ob 14/10y labelling Article 6 2. (a)
Annex I al1 13.
16/02/2011 Supreme court decision
17 Ob 7/09t Das blaue Wunder confusion Article 6 2. (a)
Annex I al1 13.
12/05/2009 Supreme court decision
17Ob26/11i trade mark Article 6 1.
Article 6 2. (a)
18/10/2011 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 121/10p Kassentarif black list Annex I al1 10.
13/07/2010 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 139/09h limited availability Article 6 1. (b)
Annex I al1 7.
Annex I al1 15.
08/09/2009 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 154/10s Totalabverkauf clearance sale 12/04/2011 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 174/09f unwanted solicitations Article 6 1.
Article 8 al1
Annex I al2 26.
19/01/2010 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 208/10g Fußballer des Jahres IV. full harmonisation Article 5 4.
15/02/2011 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 225/07b professional diligence Article 5 1.
11/03/2008 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 228/10y average consumer Article 5 2. (b)
Article 6 1. (b)
15/02/2011 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 245/07v misleading omissions Article 14 3. al1 al1
28/04/2008 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 26/09s Bonusprogramm pyramid scheme Annex I al1 14.
09/06/2009 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 42/08t product origin Article 5 2. (b)
Article 6 1.
08/04/2008 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 57/08y PonyClub children Article 5 1.
Annex I al2 28.
08/07/2008 Supreme court decision
4 Ob 95/09p Friedrich M. full harmonisation Annex I al2 31.
14/07/2009 Supreme court decision
4Ob1/13w Feier der Westbahn unfair competition Article 5 1.
Article 5 2. (a)
12/02/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob127/12y misleading advertising Article 6 1. (b)
18/09/2012 Supreme court decision
4Ob129/13v Tonträgeredition combined offers Article 5 2. (b)
22/10/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob15/13d Totalabverkauf II clearance sale Article 5 1.
Article 6 1. (f)
Article 7 1.
19/03/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob171/12v 4Ob171/12v misleading advertising Article 6 1. (b)
Article 6 1. (c)
Article 6 1. (f)
19/03/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob208/10g Fussballer des Jahres full harmonisation 15/02/2011 Supreme court decision
4Ob244/12d Stickeralbum children Annex I al2 28.
19/03/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob27/13v SMS-Vertragsänderung unwanted solicitations Annex I al2 28.
23/09/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob29/13p Versandapotheke für Österreich trader Article 6 1. (f)
23/05/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob68/13y advertisement Article 6 1. (d)
Article 7 1.
09/07/2013 Supreme court decision
4Ob74/11b unwanted solicitations Article 8 al1
Article 9 al1
Annex I al2 26.
09/08/2011 Supreme court decision
4Ob76/12y Media‑Analyse II competition Article 5 1.
10/07/2012 Supreme court decision
4Ob79/12i competition Article 5 1.
Article 5 2. (a)
02/08/2012 Supreme court decision
4Ob95/13v Videospiel D‑Universe videogames Annex I al2 28.
09/07/2013 Supreme court decision




Legal Literature

Reference Title Author Date
Ecolex 2007, 779, pages 779-782 Information requirements and the law on unfair commercial practices. Effects of the 2007 amendment to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act C. HANDIG 2007
MR [Medien und Recht] 2007/115, pages 115-120 The implementation of the UCP Directive in the Austrian Federal Act against Unfair Competition. What are the new amendments 2007? S. FEHRINGER, N. FREUND 2007
MR [Medien und Recht] 2008, 108, pages 108-110 Case group: violations of law in terms of the 2007 amendment to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act. At the same time a discussion of the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice decision 4 Ob 225/07b - City tours, MR 2008, 114 R. HEIDINGER 2008
RPA (Recht und Praxis der öffentlichen Auftragsvergabe) 2010/253, page 253 - 260 Competitive tendering procedure and new unfair competition law (Unfair Competition Act 2007) P. GÖTZL and C. THIELE 2010
wbl [Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter] 2009, pages 1-10 Amendment to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act 2007 H-G. KOPPENSTEINER 2009
ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2008, 13, pages 65-70 Are unsolicited (advertising) calls and e-mails still unfair? The effect of the 2007 amendments to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act. C. HANDIG 2008
ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2008/36, pages 164-169 Now, children! – the term "child" in advertisements in the context of the Austrian Unfair Competition Act 2007 M. PRUNBAUER-GLASER 2008
ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2008/38, pages 174-179 Protection of trade marks in terms of competition law by means of the UCP Directive -- Which changes are introduced by section 2 para 3 no 1 of the Austrian Unfair Competition Act with respect to the protection of trade marks? H. GAMERITH 2008
ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2009/46, page 243 ff Capacity to sue and to be sued according to the new law on unfair competition D.DUURSMA and H.DUURSMA-KEPPLINGER 2009
ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2010/34, page 163 ff Claims for damages of a market party in the Unfair Competition Act P. LEUPOLD 2010
ÖJZ [Österreichische Juristenzeitung] 2010/76, pages 698-706 Contractual importance of violations of section 2 para 6 UWG? W. THÖNI 2010




Other materials

Title Emanating from
Government Draft: Federal Act amending the Federal Act against Unfair Commercial Practices 1984 – UWG (UWG-Novelle 2007) Federal Ministry of Economy, Youth and Family