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Dorda Successful for Willhaben in Unfair Competition Claim Against Competing Austrian Online Marketplace

Dorda Successful for Willhaben in Unfair Competition Claim Against Competing Austrian Online Marketplace

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Dorda has successfully represented Willhaben in a dispute against AutoScout24 AS involving the Austrian Unfair Competition Act.

According to Dorda, "Willhaben is an Austrian car and motorcycle marketplace, owned by the Styria Media Group and the Norwegian media group Adevinta ASA, each holding 50%. Autoscout24 is part of the internationally active Scout24 Group."

Since 2018 AutoScout24 had been claiming in its advertisements that it is "Austria's largest car exchange" on various channels. However, according to Dorda, "this asserted leading position did not exist for all relevant areas, [and so] Willhaben was ... able to obtain an injunction against the incorrect advertising."

Dorda's team consisted of Attorney Andreas Seling.

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