Konkurencijos taryba found that the company Neste Lietuva infringed the Law on Advertising by spreading misleading advertising claims about Neste fuel. The company was fined EUR 8,688.
From May 1, after the amendments to the Law on Advertising have entered into force, the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba will transfer its functions relating to the supervision of misleading and comparative advertising to the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority (SCRPA).
On 18 November 2018 the Lithuanian competition authority finished a two-year-long project #SuKonkurencijaPoLietuvą concerning a series of seminars on state aid, bid rigging and misleading advertising for 1100 representatives from the public and private sector in 10 different regions of Lithuania. Due to the reason stated above, from now on #SuKonkurencijaPoLietuvą is rebranded to Lietuvos Respublikos konkurencijos taryba.
Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) upheld the decision of the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba whereby it imposed a fine on the company Pigu for misleading advertising.
Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) has rejected the complaint by Kauno būstai and upheld the Competition Council‘s EUR 6,300 fine for the dissemination of misleading advertising.
Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) rejected the complaints by NT partneriai and Karolinos turas and upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision, according to which the companies were fined for misleading advertising.
This September the Council‘s experts embarked on a mission to teach Vilnius pupils more about fair competition and its benefits brought to business and consumers, which appeared to be something that is self-evident to them.
The firm Kauno būstai misled consumers by advertising guest houses as apartments. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising Kauno būstai received EUR 6,300 fine .
The Competition Council found that UAB Judira disseminated misleading advertising claims about the mat, head massage system and orthopedic pillow. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising the Council fined Judira EUR 1,230.
On October 2 the Competition Council found that UAB Karolinos turas and UAB NT partneriai misled consumers by advertising hotel premises as residential real estate. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising, the Council fined each of the companies EUR 8,688.
During the school year the Council‘s experts will be visiting a number of schools in Vilnius to teach senior pupils the principles of effective competition, its benefits for consumers, as well as help them recognise anti-competitive agreements and misleading advertising, as part of the competition advocacy project “Competition Council goes to school“.
Chief Experts of Unfair Commercial Practices Investigation Division shared the Competition Council‘s experience on misleading and prohibited comparative advertising with the Albanian Consumer Protection Commission.