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    Can Amazon view alternative products in search?

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    The I.E. Civil Senate of the Federal Court of Justice, which is responsible for trademark law, among other things, has to decide whether an internet trading platform may use a trademark in advertisements in the context of a Google search, if the offer list linked to the ad is not only products of this brand, […] More

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    Changing a foreign Amazon description can be anti-competitive

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    Changing a competitor’s description for an Amazon product can be anti-competitive. In the case to be decided by the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, someone changed the description so that it contained its own trademark instead of the foreign trademark. The General Court agrees with the original seller’s concern that this act constitutes an unfair obstruction […] More

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    ECJ: Amazon doesn’t have to offer users a phone number

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    The Federal Association of Consumer Centres and Consumer Associations, Consumer Association of the German Federal Association of Consumers, sued Amazon before the German courts with the aim of finding that Amazon was in breach of the german law in force, which was Consumer Policy requires the trader to provide the telephone number and, where appropriate, […] More

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    OLG Munich with warning verdict on checkout at online retailers

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    So i.m. reached a potentially relevant verdict of the OLG Munich, because although it is based on the checkout page of Amazon, it actually affects all marketplaces and online shops. The proceedings were brought by the Competition Centre against Amazon’s German subsidiary. At the request of the Competition Centre, the Regional Court of Munich I […] More

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    Amazon sellers and duplicate product pages

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    The issue and case law are from last year, but there still seem to be sellers at Amazon who don’t know it and fellow lawyers who provide flawed advice. In addition, I had not mentioned it last year, due to a lack of activity on my side at the time. In 2016, the BGH (I […] More