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Judgment of 8 Apr 2003, C-44/01 (Pippig Augenoptik), ECLI:EU:C:2003:205.



JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

8 April 2003 (1)

(Approximation of laws - Directives 84/450/EEC and 97/55/EC - Misleading advertising - Conditions for comparative advertising to be lawful)

In Case C-44/01,

REFERENCE to the Court under Article 234 EC by the Oberster Gerichtshof (Austria) for a preliminary ruling in the proceedings pending before that court between

Pippig Augenoptik GmbH & Co. KG

and

Hartlauer Handelsgesellschaft mbH,

Verlassenschaft nach dem verstorbenen Franz Josef Hartlauer,

on the interpretation of Council Directive 84/450/EEC of 10 September 1984 on misleading and comparative advertising (OJ 1984 L 250, p. 17), as amended by Directive 97/55/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 October 1997 (OJ 1997 L 290 p. 18),

THE COURT,

composed of: G.C. Rodr


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