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Directive article Article 6
Article 7
Reference Petites affiches, November 21, 2008, No. 234, page 8
Country France Legal Literature date 2008
Author J. LASSERE-CAPDEVILLE Author initial
Title EN The offence of misleading commercial practices replaces the offence of false or likely to mislead advertising URL EN N/A
Title FR La substitution du délit de pratiques commerciales trompeuses au délit de publicité fausse ou de nature à induire en erreur URL FR N/A
Keywords penaltiesmisleading advertisinggeneral discussion on the national implementation

Head note

This article describes the modifications of article L. 121-1 of the French Consumer Code resulting from the implementation of the UCP Directive, by Law No. 2008-3 of 3 January 2008.

The author summarises the evolution of measures against unfair advertising practices since 1963. He describes the contents of the offence set forth in new article L. 121-1 of the French Consumer Code, as compared to the previous offence (i.e. description of the previous offence, its elements and application by national courts). The author criticizes the lack of clarity of the wording of the new provision.

General note

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