• Olaf SosnitzaEmail author
Part of the LIDC Contributions on Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition book series (LIDC)


The protection of indications of origin is governed by sec. 126 et seq. German Trade Marks Act (MarkenG). These rules are leges speciales to sec. 5 German Act against Unfair Competition (UWG), which only has a small scope of application, governing misleading commercial practices. Besides, there exists Regulation 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs. There are also other special provisions, e.g., Regulation 1308/2013 for wine and Regulation 110/2008 for spirits.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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