Legal Literature detail
|Reference||Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW), 2008, pages 177-181|
|Country||Germany||Legal Literature date||2008|
|Author||H. KÖHLER||Author initial|
|Title DE||Konkurrentenklage gegen die Verwendung unwirksamer Allgemeiner Geschäftsbedingungen?||URL DE||N/A|
|Title EN||Lawsuit against competitors due to the use of invalid general terms and conditions?||URL EN||N/A|
|Keywords||misleading commercial practices, terms & conditions, unfair competition|
The author discusses whether, in view of a compliant interpretation of the UCP Directive, lawsuits against competitors based on the use of invalid terms and conditions are possible, and whether such use constitutes an unfair commercial practice.
He concludes that this is indeed the case, as a compliant interpretation of the UWG with the UCP Directive holds that the use of general terms and conditions constitutes a commercial practice, so the content control regulations according to Sec. 307 et seq. BGB are market behaviour rules in the meaning of § 4 Nr. 11 UWG.