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Instead Lloyd-Roberts took it up with the Cypriot authorities, complaining to the Competition and Consumer Protection Service in May 2011, and last month, with CPAG's help, to the European Court of Human Rights to investigate the Cyprus government's breach of the EU unfair commercial practices directive (UCPD).
Amy said: "Online businesses must comply with national implementations of the EU's directives, including the Distance Selling Directive, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and ECommerce Directive.
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) (1) is EU consumer protection legislation imposing the duty on traders not to engage in unfair commercial practices, including misleading advertising.
Extension to small firms of the protection available to individuals under the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive - this would help combat the onerous trading conditions often imposed on small firms by larger businesses.
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive 29/2005/EC, which was introduced into Cyprus law as Law 103(I)/2007 on July 18, 2007, states that it is a violation for a business to omit or hide material facts from buyers, which if had been made known, would have influenced the buyer's purchasing decision.
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, which comes into force in the UK in April next year, is designed to protect consumers from unfair practices, including companies deliberately promoting products almost identical to existing brands.
The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, which must be implemented into UK law by June 2007 and come into force by December that year, will affect the way that businesses of all kinds and sizes sell their products or services to consumers throughout EU member states.
Advertising and marketing agencies will have to review their practices to ensure they meet the new guidelines set out by the EU Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, according to the Wilkes Partnership.