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More Cocoa Powder For The Swiss? The Swiss View On The "Nutella Gap"
Should Ferrero, the producer of Nutella, be hindered to produce a Swiss-style Nutella just for the Swiss market with more cocoa powder than the "normal" Nutella?
1 Mar 2018
Holidays Are Coming - But The OFT Won't Rest As It Clamps Down On Online Retailers
On 12 October 2012, the Office for Fair Trading issued a report and press release following an investigation into online retailers and their compliance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations and other consumer protection law.
24 Oct 2012
Certificate System For Online Retailers
A certificate system for online retailers is to be launched on 16 th October 2012.
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Products Update
Sales contracts dominate daily business life. In China their legal basis is mainly the PRC Contract Law of 1999.
10 Sep 2012
UOKiK Publishes Guidelines On Commitment Decisions
UOKiK has published the final version of guidelines on commitment decisions, following public consultations which took place in June this year.
6 Aug 2012
Click And You Shall Receive: Using Hyperlinks
In the recent case of Content Services Ltd v Bundesarbeitskammer [2012] Case C-49/11 (link), the ECJ held that providing consumers with hyperlinks to a website containing the information required to be given to consumers by Article 4 of the Directive 97/7/EC did not constitute the consumer being ‘given’ or having ‘received’ the information within the meaning of Article 5(1).
23 Jul 2012
Court Upholds Leroy Merlin Fine
The fine of more than PLN 2.5 million imposed on Leroy Merlin byhas been upheld by the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection.
11 Jun 2012
Important Change To Consumer Protection Laws
On 21 May 2012, new consumer protection legislation was accepted by Parliament
6 Jun 2012
Proposals For A Groceries Adjudicator Move Forward
Following the Queen’s speech to Parliament of 9 May 2012 which announced that the Groceries Adjudicator Bill will be taken forward in the 2012 – 2013 Parliamentary session, the Bill was today published in the House of Lords.
18 May 2012
New Law On Liability For Damages Caused By Defective Goods
The Ukrainian Parliament has recently adopted a new law on the Liability for Damages Caused by Defects in Goods (the "Law") which will enter into force on September 17, 2011.
27 Jul 2011
Warning To Membership Traders As High Court Rules That Terms In Gym Contracts Are Unfair
Mr Justice Kitchin’s ruling in the case of Office of Fair Trading v Ashbourne Management Services Ltd and others [2011] EWHC 1237, which found that certain gym membership contracts contained unfair terms within the meaning of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, has opened the door on assessments of the fairness of minimum membership periods.
12 Jul 2011
New Consumer Protections For Specific Holiday Products
From 11 July 2011, new consumer protections will be introduced for some specific holiday products.
20 Jun 2011
Consumer Insurance Law Reform
The Government has introduced a Bill reforming the law on what a consumer must tell an insurer before taking out or varying an insurance policy.
20 May 2011
New Measures to Tighten Regulation of the Conclusion and Content of Contracts in China
On October 13, 2010, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce ("State AIC") adopted the Measures for Supervision and Abolishment of Contract-related Illegal Activities ("Measures").
22 Nov 2010
ECJ rules on Application of Unfair Commercial Practices Directive to Consumer Promotions
The ECJ has held that national legislation which prohibits, in all circumstances, the offering of "bonuses", such as a sample, a free gift, a sum of money or a competition entry, in order to promote the purchase of goods or services, is incompatible with the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.
15 Nov 2010
OFT publishes Advertising of Prices Working Paper and invites comment from industry
In October 2009 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced it was launching a market study into various pricing practices which may potentially mislead consumers with particular attention focused on how such pricing practices are used online.
10 Sep 2010
Groceries Code Adjudicator - BIS Announces Long-Awaited Details of GSCOP Enforcer
On 3 August 2010, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published the government’s response to a February 2010 consultation on plans to establish a body to monitor and enforce compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
5 Aug 2010
OFT Concludes Tobacco Retail Pricing Investigation with £225 Million Fine
The Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") has today fined two tobacco manufacturers and ten retailers a total of £225 million for engaging in unlawful practices in relation to retail prices for tobacco products in the UK. It is the largest total fine imposed by the OFT to date.
19 Apr 2010
SKOK Fined For Misleading Adverts
Polish Savings and Loan Association (SKOK), one of Poland’s largest financial institutions, has been fined PLN 304,784 (c. € 75,000) by UOKiK, for practices infringing collective consumer interests.
3 Mar 2010
Key Competition Law Issues For Consumer Goods Companies In 2010
The consumer goods sector has increasingly become one of main sectors to be scrutinised by UK and European competition regulators in the last two to three years.
9 Feb 2010
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