In Re (#07-08 July-August 2014)

The Dissemination of Misleading Information. Ukrainian Practice

by Victoria Y. Ptashnyk, Oleksandr P. Medvetskiy

In 2009 Article 15-1 providing responsibility for dissemination of misleading information was introduced to the On Protection against Unfair Competition Act of Ukraine. The investigation of cases of its violation was related to the competence of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (hereinafter — the AMCU).

According to Article 15-1 of the mentioned Act the dissemination of misleading information shall mean the provision by a business entity, directly or through any other person, to one or several persons or an indefinite number of persons, including in advertisement, of incomplete, inaccurate, unreliable information, in particular, as a result of a selected method of statement, concealment of certain facts or inaccurate wording that affected or may affect the intention of those persons to purchase (order) or dispose of (sell, supply, perform, provide) products, works, and services of such business entity…

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