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Directive article Whereas (7)
l2 26.
Reference ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2008, 13, pages 65-70
Country Austria Legal Literature date 2008
Author C. HANDIG Author initial
Title DE Sind unerbetene Werbeanrufe und E-mails noch unlauter? Eine Auswirkung der UWG-Novelle 2007 URL DE N/A
Title EN Are unsolicited (advertising) calls and e-mails still unfair? The effect of the 2007 amendments to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act. URL EN N/A
Keywords emailfull harmonisationtelephoneunwanted solicitations

Head note

So far, it could simply be assumed that unsolicited calls, faxes, SMS and e-mails for advertising purposes were unethical in terms of section 1 of the Austrian Unfair Competition Act (UWG).

However, due to the amendments to the UWG in 2007, Community law standards were implemented, so that a totally harmonised area of fair commercial practices law has been created. Hence, according to the author of the present article, the new legal situation requires a more differentiated assessment.

General note

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