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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 n° 2008-3 of 3 January 2008 for the development of competition to the benefit of consumers 03/01/2008 05/01/2008 FR
Law n° 2008-776 of 4 August 2008 of modernisation of the economy 04/08/2008 06/08/2008 FR
Law n° 2011-525 of 17 May 2011 of simplification and improvement of the quality of law 17/05/2011 19/05/2011 FR




Enforcement System

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Cases

National ID Common name Subject Directive article Decision date Decision type
#08/22044 right of cancellation Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (e)
02/12/2010 Court decision in appeal
#09-83059 commercial offer Article 5 4.
Article 7 1.
Article 7 2.
15/12/2009 Supreme court decision
#09/00010 misleading statements Article 5 4.
Article 6 1.
20/10/2009 Court decision in appeal
#10/00567 limited availability Article 6 1. (a)
Article 6 1. (d)
16/12/2010 Court decision in appeal
#2010-41 QPC publication of decision Article 11 al9 (a)
29/09/2010 Other
09-11.161 full harmonisation Annex I al1 1.
15/11/2010 Supreme court decision
09/03660 combined offers Article 5 1.
Article 6 1.
Article 8 al1
14/05/2009 Court decision in appeal
10/04016 10/04016 material information Article 6 1. (b)
10/05/2012 Court decision in appeal
10/16013 10/16013 comparative advertising Article 6 2.
Article 7 1.
24/10/2012 Court decision in appeal
11-18807 combined offers Article 5 2.
12/07/2012 Supreme court decision
11-27729 11-27729 omission Article 7 1.
04/12/2012 Supreme court decision
11-27782 11-27782 price Article 5 1.
Article 6 1. (d)
20/12/2012 Supreme court decision
11/00483 free Article 5 1.
Article 6 1.
13/11/2012 Court decision in appeal
11/05403 11/05403 misleading commercial practices Article 6 1. (d)
Article 7 1.
Article 7 3.
22/01/2013 Court decision in appeal
12/07664 12/07664 price Article 5 2.
Article 7 1.
Article 8 al1
Article 9 al1
05/11/2013 Court decision in appeal
Cour de Cassation, chambre criminelle, N° 07-83.449 proof of negligence 18/03/2008 Supreme court decision
Cour de Cassation, chambre criminelle, N° 09-84.800 enforcement 09/03/2010 Supreme court decision
Cour de cassation, Criminal section, N° 08-87.757 enforcement 06/10/2009 Supreme court decision
Cour de Cassation, première chambre civile, N° 05-20176 enforcement 22/01/2009 Supreme court decision
No. 10-10.800 combined offers Article 6 1. (b)
Article 7 1.
Article 7 4. (a)
06/10/2011 Supreme court decision
N° 08/12771 combined offers Article 5 1.
Article 5 2.
Article 5 4.
Article 7 4.
26/11/2009 Court decision in appeal




Legal Literature

Reference Title Author Date
Communication Commerce électronique No.11, November 2011, étude 21 The sale of a computer with pre-installed software is an unfair practice P. STOFFEL-MUNCK 2011
Contrats Concurrence Consommation No. 3, March 2008, Etude 3 The modifications of Consumer Law resulting from Law No. 2008-3 of 3 January 2008 for the development of competition to benefit consumers G. RAYMOND 2008
Contrats Concurrence Consommation No. 8, August 2011, Alerte 64. Conditional offers, premium offers and sweepstakes are now officially lawful: legal evolution or new complex issues to come? A.L. FALKMAN 2011
Dalloz Actualités, Affaires, October 2011 The new legal regime of sales promotions, unfair commercial practices : European context and implementation into French law J. MOURRE 2011
Droit pénal No. 2, February 2008, étude 4 From false advertising to misleading commercial practices S. FOURNIER 2008
Gazette du Palais, January 12, 2012, No. 12, page 14 Useful precisions on the material element of the offense of misleading commercial practices J. LASSERRE CAPDEVILLE 2012
Journal des Sociétés, September 2010, N°79, pages 10-19 Unfair Commercial Practices: History and Contents of Directive 2005/29/CE M. KOEHLER DE MONTBLANC and C. HOVNANIAN 2010
Journal des Sociétés, September 2010, N°79, pages 20-32 Misleading Commercial Practices N. GENTY 2010
Journal des Sociétés, September 2010, N°79, pages 33-37 Aggressive Commercial Practices P. VANNI 2010
Journal des Sociétés, September 2010, N°79, pages 38-42 Other Unfair Commercial Practices A. DONADIEU and H. LECAILLON 2010
Petites affiches, February 23, 2009, No. 38, page 3 Comments on the consumer aspects of the law on the modernisation of the economy X. LAGARDE 2009
Petites affiches, November 21, 2008, No. 234, page 8 The offence of misleading commercial practices replaces the offence of false or likely to mislead advertising J. LASSERE-CAPDEVILLE 2008
Revue des contrats, April 1, 2008, No. 2, page 345 Law of 3 January 2008, unfair, misleading, aggressive commercial practices D. FENOUILLET 2008
Revue des contrats, January 1, 2009, No. 1, page 128 Law on modernisation of the economy of 4 August 2008 and reform of unfair commercial practices law D. FENOUILLET 2009
Revue Lamy Droit des affaires 2008, No. 32, November 2008. LME and reinforcement of consumer protection: a nightmare for abiding companies… M. BRUSCHI 2008
Revue trimestrielle du droit commercial 2008, page 882 Misleading advertising. Proof. Allegations. B. BOULOC 2008




Other materials

Title Emanating from
Service note No. 2009-07. Subject : Unfair commercial practices. Ministère de l''économie, de l''industrie et de l''emploi