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Directive No. 97/55/EC of European Parliament and of the Council of 6 October 1997 amending Directive No. 84/450/EEC concerning misleading advertising so as to include comparative advertising, European Union (EU)


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Year of Version 1997 Dates Entry into force: November 12, 1997 Adopted: October 6, 1997 Type of Text IP-related Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Other Notes This Directive is intended “to protect consumers, persons carrying on a trade or business or practicing a craft or profession and the interests of the public in general against misleading advertising and the unfair consequences thereof and to lay down the conditions under which comparative advertising is permitted.”

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Directive No. 97/55/EC of European Parliament and of the Council of 6 October 1997 amending Directive No. 84/450/EEC concerning misleading advertising so as to include comparative advertising PDF HTML
Legislation Amends (1 text(s)) Amends (1 text(s))
Council Directive No. 84/450/EEC of 10 September 1984 relating to the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning misleading advertising (EU033)
Is implemented by (3 text(s)) Is implemented by (3 text(s))
Civil Code, No. 89/2012 Coll. of February 3, 2012 (as amended up to Act No. 163/2020 Coll.) (CZ104)
Advertising Act (consolidated text of March 21, 2016) (EE165)
Legislative Decree No. 74 of January 25, 1992 implementing Directive 97/55/EC of European Parliament and of the Council of October 6, 1997 amending Directive 84/450/EEC concerning Misleading Advertising so as to include Comparative Advertising (IT039)
Is repealed by (1 text(s)) Is repealed by (1 text(s))
Directive No. 2006/114/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 concerning misleading and comparative advertising (codified version) (EU132)

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