The Austrian Supreme Court rules that a system of official inserts in a newspaper is not subject to prohibition of implementation and does not violate the national act against unfair competition (Die Presse)

Factual Background “Die Presse” is a privately held Austrian daily newspaper. “Wiener Zeitung” (WZ), a private company owned by the Austrian Government, is a daily newspaper with an official insert used by the Austrian Government to publish formal announcements such as newly passed laws, civil service vacancies and changes in the commercial register. These are printed in the WZ's Official Gazette insert, which is not to be confused with the Federal Law Journal. Both are available online, free of charge. While “Die Presse” is supported by the state-financed “Presseförderung”, WZ does not benefit from this general support of print media, thus, no budget is provided to it by the Republic of Austria. WZ covers its costs from sales revenues such as insertion fees and subscription fees etc, under

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  • Universität Wien
  • Peter Thyri Competition Counseling Research (Vienna)

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Thomas Jaeger, Peter Thyri, The Austrian Supreme Court rules that a system of official inserts in a newspaper is not subject to prohibition of implementation and does not violate the national act against unfair competition (Die Presse), 10 June 2008, e-Competitions June 2008, Art. N° 27215

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