Manolova insists on a change in the European legislation, including in the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
. The ombudsperson has been approached by Bulgarian mothers who found that their babies consume foods and drinks of lower quality and at much higher prices.
Moreover, the Commission has issued new guidance on applying the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
(EC) 2005/29, (38) with a view to challenges in the online environment.
The unfair commercial practices directive
was adopted on 11 May 2005 to ensure that consumers are not misled or exposed to aggressive marketing and that claims made by operators in the EU are clear, accurate and justified.
Instead Lloyd-Roberts took it up with the Cypriot authorities, complaining to the Competition and Consumer Protection Service in May 2011, and last month, with CPAG's help, to the European Court of Human Rights to investigate the Cyprus government's breach of the EU unfair commercial practices directive
Amy said: "Online businesses must comply with national implementations of the EU's directives, including the Distance Selling Directive, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
and ECommerce Directive.
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
(UCPD) (1) is EU consumer protection legislation imposing the duty on traders not to engage in unfair commercial practices, including misleading advertising.
The institute, along with Newport Business School, will be hosting an event, The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
at Newport University tonight.
The EU's Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
, which takes effect in Britain next April, bans deceptive promotions for all sorts of consumer purchases, including stage tix, making it a crime for theater advertisers to quote selectively from a review if the relevant context is omitted.
Included are the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
and WIPO Provisions on Protection against Unfair Competition of 1996.
* Extension to small firms of the protection available to individuals under the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
- this would help combat the onerous trading conditions often imposed on small firms by larger businesses.