Lawyer Jan B. Heidicker, on anwalt.de, reports numerous written admonitions under competition law. The subject matter of the admonitions is the accusation that the online trader concerned distributes shipping packaging in the field of entertainment software (especially Playstation 2 games) that is subject to registration without actually being registered with the Central Packaging Register Foundation (Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister, LUCID): “In the opinion of the warning party, this constituted a violation of Section 9 (1) of the German Packaging Act (VerpackG), which was to be considered a violation of competition law via the opening clause of the German Unfair Trading Act (UWG). In addition to the submission of a cease-and-desist declaration with a penalty clause, costs were demanded in almost all cases on the basis of an object value of € 10,000.00, i.e. around € 973.66,” said lawyer Heidicker.
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