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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
Law 29/2009 22/12/2009 01/01/2010 EN ES

Enforcement System

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National ID Common name Subject Directive article Decision date Decision type
161/2012 161/2012 unfair competition Article 5 1.
19/03/2012 Court decision in appeal

Legal Literature

Reference Title Author Date
Actualidad Jurídica Aranzadi nº 799/2010 Legal actions relating to unfair practices and codes of conduct related to consumers and users J. G. PIPAÓN PULIDO 2010
Aranzadi Civil-Mercantil Núm. 1/2012. Pamplona 2012 New relationships between the Trademarks Law and the Unfair Competition Law R. GARCÍA PÉREZ 2012
Aranzadi Civil-Mercantil Núm. 3/2011. Pamplona 2011. Denigration as illicit competing practice after reformation of the unfair competition and advertising legal regime. R. LARA GONZÁLEZ 2011
Aranzadi Civil-Mercantil núm. 8/2011 (Estudio). Disguised trade practices. N. IRACULIS ARREGI 2011
Comentario a la Ley de Competencia Desleal. Thomson-Aranzadi, 2011. Comments on the Unfair Competition Law. A. BERCOVITZ RODRÍGUEZ-CANO (director), J. ARPIO, A. ARROYO, A. ÁVILA, J. BELLIDO, R. BERCOVITZ, J. RAMÓN BUITRAGO, F. CARBAJO, Mª MERCEDES CURTO, E. Mª DOMÍNGUEZ, E. GALÁN, J. ANTONIO GARCÍA-CRUCES, Mª del MAR GÓMEZ, and others 2011 Analysis and development of the law transposing the Directive by Law 29/09 of 30 December 2009 amending the statutory regime of unfair competition and advertising in order to enhance protection afforded to consumers and users B. HERNÁNDEZ 2010 Intellectual and industrial property and unfair competition. Modification of the legal regime on unfair competition and publicity. A. GONZÁLEZ and M. ZAMBRINI 2010
La Reforma de la Competencia Desleal. Wolters Kluwer España. 2010 The Reformation of the Unfair Competition A. TATO PLAZA, P. FERNÁNDEZ CARBALLO-CALERO, C. HERRERA PETRUS 2010
La Reforma de la Ley de Competencia Desleal. Tirant lo Blanch. 2010 The Reformation of the Unfair Competition Law J.I. RUIZ PERIS 2010
Revista Doctrinal Aranzadi Civil Nº 6 The reformation of the Spanish Law in the matter of unfair competition, consumer protection and retail commerce by Law 29/2009 E. LEIÑENA and N. IRACULIS 2010
Revista Doctrinal Aranzadi nº 7/2010 The information obligations after Law 17/2009 on the free access to services activities J. AVILÉS GARCÍA 2010

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