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Amazon share feature ruled unlawful

The Court ruled that an Amazon vendor is liable for the anticompetitive ‘share’ feature on the Amazon website, in a case that has implications for companies and online vendors hosting retail websites on their online platforms in Germany.

Marco Müller-ter Jung and Klaus Brisch have been published in E-Commerce Law Reports with an article on the Amazon ‘share’ feature being ruled unlawful.

The Higher Regional Court of Hamm in Germany ruled that an Amazon vendor is liable for the anti-competitive ‘share’ feature on the Amazon website, and, in their article, Marco and Klaus analyse the case, which has significant implications for companies and online vendors hosting retail websites on their online platforms in Germany.

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This article originally appeared in E-Commerce Law Reports, February 2016. 

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Marco Müller-ter Jung LL.M.

Partner - Certified Attorney in Information Technology

I specialise in information technology law, intellectual property rights and copyright law. I also provide advice in internet law, e-commerce law (e.g., E-Business, contracts, law of general terms and conditions, consumer protection, data protection and privacy, etc.) and IT-contract law.

Klaus Brisch LL.M

Partner - Certified Attorney in Information Technology

I advise on complex, national and international IT projects, including those focused on outsourcing and migration, technology-based transactions, compliance, IT security, data protection and privacy.