Article 4 No. 6 German Unfair Competition Act contradicts European Law

In a decision dated January 14, 2010, the European Court of Justice concluded that the German general prohibition against combination of a prize lottery with the purchase of a sales product (Art. 4 Nr. 6 Unfair Competition Act) is too restrictive, and therefore contradicts European Law. In the Court’s opinion, it must remain possible to assess this practice in individual cases.