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German Federal Cartel Office zeroes-in on price comparison websites
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • Germany
  • December 18 2017

On 24 October 2017, the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office - FCO) announced that it had launched a sector inquiry into online price

Impact of online sales restrictions on EU and German competition enforcement
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 22 2017

In the course of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry (Sector Inquiry) launched in May 2015, the European Commission gained an insight into the standard

Les appels surtaxés vers les services après-vente sont interdits
  • Ulys
  • Germany
  • March 6 2017

La notion de tarif de base utilisée dans la directive sur les droits de consommateurs doit être interprétée en ce sens que le coût ne peut excéder

German Federal Supreme Court prohibits unsolicited advertising in signatures of automated B2C email replies confirming receipt of a consumer’s email
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • May 11 2016

In a judgment dated 15 December 2015, case no VI ZR 13415, ("Judgment") the German Federal Supreme Court ("FSC"; Bundesgerichtshof - BGH) confirmed

New information duties for online trading according to Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Contracts
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 15 2016

In our IT Ticker Q12016, we had reported on the information duties regarding the online platform for online dispute resolution (ODR platform)

Data Protection: Germany Introduced “Class Action”-like Claims; Rest of EU to Follow
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 14 2016

A German law recently came into effect that permits consumer protection associations and other associations to bring “class action”-like claims

Digital Single Market Strategy Update: Europe Proposes Further Harmonisation of Consumer Protection Laws
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Germany
  • March 30 2016

The European Commission has published two draft directives on the supply of digital content and the online sale of goods that aim to help harmonise

Germany - Consumer associations to have right to sue companies for breach of Data Protection Laws
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Germany
  • March 17 2016

The amendment to the Act on Injunctive Relief (Unterlassungsklagengesetz) (the Act) offers better protection to consumers in cases of breach of data

Nur in teilnehmenden Märkten erhältlich“ - wettbewerbswidriger Hinweis?
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • March 16 2016

Der BGH hat am 04. Februar 2016 (Az.: I ZR 19414) entschieden, dass der Hinweis "nur in teilnehmenden Märkten erhältlich" in einem Werbeprospekt

Germany: New Right of Action for Consumer and Competition Associations Increases Risk of Data Protection Violations
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 24 2016

With the new "Law for the Improvement of Civil Enforcement of Consumer Protection Rules under Data Protection Law" (which amends the German Act on