UNFAIR COMPETITION


Internationalization and liberalization of international commerce have lead to the creation of free markets.

By creating the Law against Unfair Competition (UWG), the legislator has established rules to protect market participants, in particular competitors as well as customers against unfair competition.

In the case of unfair competition warnings and injunctions are often issued by market participants. Cease-and-desist declarations and claims of compensation also have to be considered.

We advice our clients regarding the avoidance of unfair competition and we represent our clients in and out of courts in proceedings concering unfair competition.

Our activities include in particular:

  • Design of products
  • advertising
  • warnings
  • injunctions
  • enforcement or averting of claims for information
  • enforcement or averting of claims for elminiation and forbearance
  • enforcement or averting of claims for compensation