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Act against Unfair Competition
(Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb – UWG)

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Übersetzung durch Brian Duffett und Ute Reusch. Laufende Aktualisierung der Übersetzung durch Ute Reusch

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Chapter 1
General provisions
Section 1Purpose of the Act; scope
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Prohibition of unfair commercial practices
Section 3aBreach of law
Section 4Protection of competitors
Section 4aAggressive commercial practices
Section 5Misleading commercial practices
Section 5aMisleading by omission
Section 5bMaterial information
Section 5cProhibited infringement of consumer interests by means of unfair commercial practices
Section 6Comparative advertising
Section 7Unacceptable nuisance
Section 7aConsent to telephone advertising
Chapter 2
Legal consequences
Section 8Elimination; injunctive relief
Section 8aClaimants in case of infringement of Regulation (EU) 2019/1150
Section 8bList of qualified trade associations
Section 8cProhibition of abusive claims; liability
Section 9Compensation for damage
Section 10Confiscation of profits
Section 11Limitation
Chapter 3
Procedural provisions
Section 12Temporary relief; authorisation to publish; reduction of the pecuniary value of the dispute
Section 13Written warning notice; obligation to cease and desist; liability
Section 13aContractual penalty
Section 14Local jurisdiction and competence; authorisation to issue statutory instruments
Section 15Conciliation boards
Section 15aTransitional provision to the Act to Strengthen Fair Competition
Chapter 4
Criminal law provisions and provisions on regulatory offences
Section 16Advertising incurring criminal liability
Sections 17 and 18(repealed)
Section 19Regulatory fines provisions as regards widespread infringement with Union dimension
Section 20Provisions on regulatory offences
Annex (to section 3 (3))