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Revision of the Unfair Competition Act

March 2012

The revised Unfair Competition Act (UCA) will come into force on 1st of April 2012. This revision introduces new provisions for providers of services by means of electronic commerce and increases the protection against certain unfair practices. The centerpiece of the revision is the introduction of a stricter provision against abusive general terms and conditions (GTC). This could result in currently used GTC being qualified as unfair. It is therefore advisable to have the conformity of currently used
GTC checked before the revision comes into force.

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