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Act Against Unfair Competition
(Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG)¹

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

Translation provided by Brian Duffett. Translation regularly updated by Ute Reusch.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 4 des Gesetzes vom 17.2.2016 (BGBl. I S. 233)
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Chapter 1
General provisions
Section 1Purpose of the Act
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 6Comparative advertising
Section 7Unacceptable nuisance
Chapter 2
Legal consequences
Section 8Elimination; injunctive relief
Section 9Compensation for damage
Section 10Confiscation of profits
Section 11Statute-barred limitation
Chapter 3
Procedural provisions
Section 12Enforcement of claims, authorisation to publish, reduction of the pecuniary value of the dispute
Section 13Jurisdiction as to subject-matter
Section 14Local jurisdiction
Section 15Conciliation boards
Chapter 4
Criminal law provisions and provisions on regulatory offences
Section 16Advertising incurring criminal liability
Section 17Disclosure of trade and industrial secrets
Section 18Use of models
Section 19Suborning and offering disclosure
Section 20Provisions on regulatory offences
Annex (to section 3 (3))