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).
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania dismissed the appeal by UAB Pigu and left unchanged the decision of Vilnius Regional Administrative Court upholding EUR 5,400 fine which Konkurencijos taryba imposed on the company for misleading advertising.
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.
On February 28 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision of 10 December 2015 whereby UAB Mediashop (Company) was fined EUR 2 244 for misleading advertising.