Legal Changes for Online Shops in Germany as of 13 June 2014

    View Authors May 2014
    On June 13, 2014, extensive legal changes for online shops will become effective in Germany due to the implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive. The EU Consumer Rights Directive is intended to standardize consumer rights throughout Europe.

    Enterprises must fulfill various additional duties but are also granted relief in some areas. The mandatory changes to be implemented must go live on June 13, 2014, otherwise there is a risk of receiving warnings from consumer associations, centers for protection against unfair competition and competitors.