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Reference Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) 2010, pages 886-890
Country Germany Legal Literature date 2010
Author S. ENGELS and B. BRUNN Author initial
Title DE Ist § 7 II Nr. 2 UWG europarechtswidrig? URL DE N/A
Title EN Is § 7 II No. 2 UWG (the the German Unfair Competition Act) compliant with European law? URL EN N/A
Keywords full harmonisationharassmenttelephoneunwanted solicitations

Head note

This article analyses whether § 7 II No. 2 UWG (the German Unfair Competition Act), which stipulates that phone calls to consumers for promotional purposes without their prior expressive consent are always unfair, is compliant with the requirements stipulated by the UCP Directive.

The author takes the position that this general prohibition of § 7 II No. 2 UWG is an invalid extension of the black list of Annex I of the UCP Directive, and therefore does not comply with EU law.

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