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Unfair Competition Law


Unfair Competition Law governs the conduct of competing companies among themselves as well as in relation to the opposite market side. Since a fair competition constitutes the basis for the proper working of the market unfair competition law is of fundamental importance for each legal system.

The range of unfair conduct is almost incomprehensible. For that very reason Unfair Competition Law also in continental Europe is applied case-law. IPJ has long term experience in unfair competition matters und successfully advises clients in both asserting and defending unfair competition claims.

I  advising on all fields of unfair competition law
I  unfair competition lawsuits with a special focus on health care and pharmaceutical issues, capital market issues, print media issues, gambling issues and trademark/labelling issues
I  advising on the compliance of marketing campaigns with unfair competition provisions
I  holding in-house seminars on preventing the violation of unfair competition provisions

I  drafting and analysing competition clauses and non-disclosure clauses
I  organising and analysing compliance structures in the field of unfair competition law

I  assessing advertisement (business-to-business and business-to-layman advertisement) in the field of healthcare devices, pharmaceutical products and medical devices

I drafting and analysing distribution agreements (e.g. vertical and horizontal distribution agreements, commercial agency contracts, franchise contracts)
I  advising on and analysing antitrust issues
I  preparation of expert opinions and applications evaluating the compliance of practices in the industry with antitrust provisions
I  analysing vertical and horizontal distribution Systems

I  advising in the field of anti-corruption law with a special focus on health care and medical issues