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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
BGB (German Civil Code) 27/06/2000 30/06/2000
First Act Amending the Unfair Competition Act (UWG) 22/12/2008 30/12/2008 DE EN




Enforcement System

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Cases

National ID Common name Subject Directive article Decision date Decision type
1 O 2937/10 attributes of the trader Article 6 1.
22/12/2010 Court decision, first degree
10 O 102/11 KfH information requirements Article 7 1.
30/09/2011 Court decision, first degree
103 0 171/08 children Annex I al2 28.
17/03/2010 Court decision, first degree
12 O 148/10 right of withdrawal Article 6 1. (f)
Article 6 1. (g)
07/12/2011 Court decision, first degree
13 U 173/09 trader Article 2 (b)
Article 2 (d)
Article 6 1. (g)
09/09/2010 Court decision in appeal
14 U 178/09 games of chance Article 7 1.
30/06/2009 Court decision in appeal
14 U 319/12 material information Article 7 1.
24/07/2012 Court decision in appeal
16 O 560/10 environmental claim Article 6 1.
Article 6 1. (b)
Article 6 2.
Article 6 2. (a)
07/12/2010 Court decision, first degree
17 HK 0 20331/09 information obligation Article 7 4. (b)
11/02/2010 Court decision, first degree
22 0 100/08 trust mark Annex I al1 2.
24/11/2008 Court decision, first degree
29 U 2357/11 identity of the trader Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (b)
20/10/2011 Court decision in appeal
312 0 74/09 Nicht-Einhaltung der Lieferfrist II - Beamer-Lampe delivery Article 6 1. (b)
Article 7 4. (d)
01/05/2009 Court decision, first degree
39 O 71/10 attributes of the trader Article 5 1.
Article 6 1. (f)
24/11/2010 Court decision, first degree
4 U 141/11 fine print Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (a)
13/10/2011 Court decision in appeal
4 U 4/08 right of withdrawal Article 2 (e)
Article 2 (k)
Article 5 2. (a)
06/03/2008 Court decision in appeal
4a O 160/10 misleading statements Article 5 1.
Article 6 1. (b)
16/12/2010 Court decision, first degree
5 0 68/09 comparative advertising Article 5 1.
14/07/2009 Court decision, first degree
5 U 93/11 material information Article 7 1.
Article 7 5.
21/10/2011 Court decision in appeal
5 W 134/11 trader Article 7 4. (b)
20/10/2011 Court decision in appeal
5 W 80/10 editorial content Article 5 1.
Article 5 2.
Annex I al1 11.
28/06/2010 Court decision in appeal
6 U 108/07 misleading advertising Article 5 1.
Article 5 2.
Article 5 3.
29/05/2008 Court decision in appeal
6 U 133/09 LOTTO-MusikDING games of chance 05/11/2009 Court decision in appeal
6 U 150/09 B2C Article 5 2.
31/05/2010 Court decision in appeal
6 U 219/09 material distortion Article 5 2.
25/03/2010 Court decision in appeal
6 U 2279/08 undue influence Article 5 1.
Article 5 2.
26/11/2009 Court decision in appeal
6 U 26/08 contract law Article 5 1.
Article 5 2.
Article 5 3.
16/05/2008 Court decision in appeal
6 U 26/09 "Wir erstatten die Differenz doppelt zurück" misleading omissions Article 5 1.
22/09/2009 Court decision in appeal
6 U 30/11 advertorial Annex I al1 11.
29/11/2011 Court decision in appeal
6 U 79/09 Die letzten 6 Ausverkaufstage clearance sale Article 6 1.
Annex I al1 15.
18/09/2009 Court decision in appeal
6 U 90/08 unwanted solicitations Article 8 al1
Annex I al2 26.
29/01/2009 Court decision in appeal
6 U 94/09 misleading price Article 5 2. (a)
Article 5 2. (b)
11/09/2009 Court decision in appeal
6 W 54/08 guarantee Article 2 (d)
Article 3 1.
04/06/2008 Court decision, first degree
I ZR 160/07 Douglastaler Scope of the UCP Directive – Full harmonisation 12/02/2009 Court decision in appeal
I ZR 167/09 advertisement Annex I al2 26.
03/02/2011 Administrative decision in appeal
I ZR 170/10 Betriebskrankenkasse trader Article 2 (d)
Article 5 1.
18/01/2012 Supreme court decision
I ZR 170/10 trader Article 2 (b)
Article 2 (d)
Article 3 1.
18/01/2012 Supreme court decision
I ZR 193/07 UNSER DANKESCHÖN FÜR SIE Scope of the UCP Directive – Full harmonisation 09/09/2010 Supreme court decision
I ZR 2/11 advertorial Article 7 2.
Annex I al1 11.
19/07/2012 Supreme court decision
I ZR 50/09 prize promotion Article 7 1.
Article 7 2.
14/04/2011 Supreme court decision
I-4 U 192/07, 4 U 192/07 material distortion Article 2 (e)
Article 7 1.
Article 7 5.
13/03/2008 Court decision in appeal
OLG Jena, Beschluss v. 20.03.2013 - 2 W 137/13 invitation to purchase Article 2 (i)
Article 7 4.
20/03/2013 Court decision in appeal
OLG Köln, Urteil v. 07.09.2012 - 6 U 86/12 identity of the trader Article 7 4. (b)
07/09/2012 Court decision in appeal
OLG Köln, Urteil v. 21.09.2012 - 6 U 14/12 OLG Köln, Urteil v. 21.09.2012 - 6 U 14/12 price Article 7 4. (c)
21/09/2012 Court decision in appeal




Legal Literature

Reference Title Author Date
Betriebs-Berater (BB) 2008, pages 1182-1192 The new UWG (German Unfair Competition Act) - an overview of the government draft T. HOEREN 2008
Der Lebensmittelkurier (LMK) 2011, 315392 Federal Court of Justice: Insufficient information about an inadequate storage - Irish butter W. BERLIT 2011
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2009, pages 353-356 Unfair and beyond… C. SCHMIDT 2009
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2009, pages 546-551 Two for one - The new general clauses in unfair competition law H. SCHÖTTLE 2009
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2009, pages 626-633 Is § 4 No. 6 UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act) compliant with the UCP Directive? H. KÖHLER 2009
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2009, pages 727-730 From the "act of competition" to the "commercial practice": Is the "Änderung der Voreinstellung" case obsolete? J.-F. ISELE 2009
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2010, pages 183-189 Impact of the UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act) - reform in 2008 on the enforcement of competition claims in the healthcare sector S. LEIBLE 2010
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2010, pages 190-195 Impact of the UWG (German Unfair Competition Act) - reform in 2008 on the enforcement of competition claims in the healthcare sector C. VON JAGOW 2010
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2010, pages 396-402 Cost traps in the internet - a hot topic K. BLASEK 2010
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2010, pages 767-776 Readjustment of the Unfair Competition Act based on the example of consumer promotion actions H. KÖHLER 2010
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2010, pages 886-890 Is § 7 II No. 2 UWG (the the German Unfair Competition Act) compliant with European law? S. ENGELS and B. BRUNN 2010
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR), 2009, pages 451-459 Imitation marketing as misleading product marketing K.-H. FEZER 2009
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, 2012, pages 217-224 Unsolicited goods and services - new statutes and new questions, At the same time: Discussion of the verdict of the Federal Court of Jusitce (BGH), dated 17.8.2011 - I ZR 134/10 - "Order Confirmation" H. KÖHLER 2012
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Rechtsprechungs - Report (GRUR RR) 2008, pages 145-154 Summary of the case law in unfair competition law (November 2007 until April 2008) H. KÖHLER 2008
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urherberrecht, Praxis im Immaerial- und Wettbewerbsrecht (GRUR-Prax), 2009, 47 One year after the reform of the UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act) - The impact of the UCP Directive on the UWG H. KÖHLER 2009
Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) 2010, 1849-1850 Landslide in the German unfair competition law - European illegality of § 4 No. 6 UWG I. SCHERER 2010
Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) 2010, 3280-3287 The development of unfair competition law in the years 2008 until 2010 N. KLUTE 2010
Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW), 2008, pages 177-181 Lawsuit against competitors due to the use of invalid general terms and conditions? H. KÖHLER 2008
Neue Juritsische Wochenschrift (NJW) 2009, pages 324-331 "Case law" in form of a statute - The "black list" as a new UWG - Appendix I. SCHERER 2009
ReiseRecht aktuell (RRa) 2010, pages 67-74 The new law against unfair competition - some outstanding legal issues and implications for the travel industry R. MÜNKER 2010
S.E.W. 2009, 1, 3-11T. WILHELMSSON, Private Law and the Many Cultures of Europe, pages 283-303 The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and marketing targeted at minors K. VIITANEN 2007
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2008, 556 The future of misleading commercial practices K.-N. PEIFER 2008
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2009, 661 The future of misleading commercial practices K.V. BOESCHE 2009
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2009, 789 The new UWG (German Unfair Competition Act) und its impact to the B2B-area T. HOEREN 2009
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2009, pages 1175-1188 The scope of the application of unfair competition law after the UWG - amendment in 2008 - a paradigm change with consequences J. GLÖCKNER 2009
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2009, pages 518-525 Inducement to breach of contract - re-conception due to § 4 No. 10 UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act) and the UCP Directive I. SCHERER 2009
Wettbewerb in recht und Praxis (WRP) 2010, 191 - 197 At last: invalidity of wiper advertisement according to the UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act) N. WASSE 2010
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2010, 571 "Give me newspaper" - or "Fun and Seriousness" in today''s jurisprudence H. KÖHLER 2010
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP) 2010, page 122 Codes of conduct in the new UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act) M. SCHMIDHUBER 2010
Wissenschaft in Recht und Praxis (WRP), 2010, pages 677 - 686 A reaction: An interpretation of the UCP Directive from the view of the UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act)? K.-H. FEZER 2010




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