Kraft has snitched – Summary proceedings against coffee roasters because of price agreements

Publication date: 15/01/2010

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As the Federal Cartel Office has informed, the food giant Kraft Food Deutschland GmbH provided with essential information in the preliminary proceedings against the three most important German coffee roasters; Melitta, Dallmayr and Tschibo. Just before Christmas, the Federal Cartel Office imposed a fine of 160 million euro to the three coffee roasters.

Category: Entrepreneurial Activity, Anti-Trust Law, Celebrities, Consumer Law, Unfair Competition Law, Price Quotation, Food Law, Entscheidungen

Old or new law firm?

Publication date: 22/09/2009

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Judgement of OLG Hamm (Higher Regional Court Hamm) of 11/08/2009, file number: 4 U 109/09

If an anew established law firm uses a letterhead or an Internet site in almost identical form as a closed lawyer’s society, just because one of the founders belonged to the former partnership, an unlawful misleading can be understood. Since, thereby, the closed society appears to exist furthermore.

Category: Warning letter, Industrial Property Protection, Liability, Entrepreneurial Activity, Right to the Use of a Name, Danger of Confusion, Entscheidungen

Profit achievement intention not necessary to be classified as an entrepreneur

Publication date: 15/04/2009

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Judgement of LG München I (Regional Court Munich I) of 07/04/2009, file number: 33 O 1936/08

Who buys and sells certain things which are not assigned to the everyday life, also on small scale, on eBay and also without profit achievement intention, is entrepreneur according to § 14 BGB (German Civil Code). This would be understood in particular if inspection dates have been agreed for the objects. Only low demands are to be made in this respect to the entrepreneur's quality.

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