10. Dezember 2011

New EU Food Labeling Rules

29.09.2011. Council of the European Union adopted new rules for food labeling. These rules aimed at providing better information for customers. The most relevant changes are: - Nutritional labeling will be mandatory for almost all prepacked…
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17. Oktober 2011

European Commission proposes an optional Common European Sales Law to boost trade and expand consumer choice

October 2011. The European Commission launched on 11 October 2011 a Proposal for a Common European Sales Law. This would be an optional instrument for the companies acting in the EU, enabling them to decide either…
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17. Oktober 2011

New German consumer revocation right in distance contracts

Bundesgesetzblatt 03.08.2011. Consumers will be liable for compensation for the use or for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the characteristics and functioning of the…
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27. September 2011

"German Federal Court confirmed legal requirements for Telephon-email- Marketing: I ZR 164/09

Opt-in procedure ( §7 II UWG )  complies with EC-legislation. The required customer-confirmation needs to be documented by the company ( this requires in case of electronical communication  recording and printing of the complete email…
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15. März 2012

XanGO in ITALY

(Provvedimento 22299. Bulletin 16 May 2011). The Italian Anti Trust Authority has valuated  the Marketingsystem of XanGO as a misleading pyramid system for the following reasons:      charge of enrollment fee compulsory purchase of monthly…
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30. Juni 2011

EC-CONSUMER RIGHT DIRECTIVE

The European Parliament has adopted on 23 June 2011 the Consumer Right Directive Main achievements for the Direct Selling Industry are: 1.) General threshold of € 50 for all direct selling transactions 2.) Member states…
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