Competition law

Competition law

Competition law protects free commercial traffic against unfair competition and restrictions on competition. The heart of the new German competition law is the law against unfair competition (UWG). Competition law is continuously subject to significant changes, in particular due to high-court decisions, to increasing European harmonisation, and past and planned law reforms.
    
In competition law, we examine our clients' advertising slogans with regard to their lawfulness, prior to their publication. Also, we are committed to attending to our clients' interests in the pursuit of, and defence against, anti-competitive acts by business rivals (written warnings, injunctions, action for cease-and-desist and damages), for instance in case of illegal advertising, the illegal plagiarism of products and actions which impair the business reputation. We also provide consultation and representation services in matters relating to food law, drug law, and the advertising for pharmaceutical products.

Your contacts: Markus Kreuzkamp, Christoph Hoppe, Maren Müller-Mergenthaler, Andreas Samoilov

  • Impairment of sales
  • Linked offers
  • Breach of rights and contract
  • Written warning
  • Solicitation of customers
  • Warning letters regarding property right violations
  • Head-hunting of employees
  • Customer-related impairments
  • Exact plagiarism
  • Impairing competition
  • Advertising through laypersons
  • Disguised advertising
  • (Illegal) interruption of operations
  • Food advertising
  • Telephone and doorstep advertising
  • Impairment of supplies
  • Blocking of supplies and procurement
  • Anti-competitive internet transactions
  • Boycott
  • Claims to hold a trademark
  • Comparative advertising
  • Emotional advertising
  • Advert plagiarism
  • Sales-related impairments
  • Trade libel
  • Claims to hold a patent
  • Advantages from breach of law
  • Drug advertising
  • Price discrimination
  • Value advertising/illegal advertising
  • Internet-related legal issues
  • Press law
  • Dumping prices
  • Product-related impairments
  • Cosmetics advertising
  • Litigation management