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BGH judgment of January regulates the requirements as well as scientific evidence for the effectiveness of cosmetic products. Is the cosmetic products of Alpecin”hereditary hair loss bald, inter alia with the slogan? Promoted prevention with caffeine”. Bobby Green may find it difficult to be quoted properly. The Association of social competition (VSW) took these and other similar statements for the product as an opportunity to warn the manufacturer of the product. The dispute about whether the statements of work for the hair growth shampoo are scientifically tenable, rocked up to the BGH. The Appeals Court had given the VSW stating right, the a study presented by the manufacturer to Alpecin”had not been studied so far of neutral scientists. Therefore there can be no question of a sufficient scientific safeguard. The Supreme Court rejected this notion. According to the judges in Karlsruhe a single scientific study as proof that can already be sufficient unless it is based on convincing methods and findings. In addition may not refuse scientific opinions of other independent scholars exist and no evidence, that it is hazardous to your health. Now, the Court must examine whether there are those conditions here. “The BGH decision is thus established, whether the statements to Alpecin” are allowed. This is a question of fact which was not to decide by the BGH. The Supreme Court opens the door of marketing which has been cut to many cease and desist letters and litigation to scientific claims however capitalize in cosmetics. In the past, several companies had to insert defeats in court because they had no sufficient evidence of efficacy to their advertising claims. If there is now at least a valid study, whose results are no contrary opinions, you can now better defend themselves. Mind you, these BGH case law not readily on other areas, in particular the food industry can be transferred. Because currently other instances have the commitments, in particular the European authority for food safety and the European Commission in the framework of the health claims regulation. -BGH, judgment of January, I 23/07 – more info get free ZR and without obligation under JURAVENDIS lawyers is a law firm that specializes in the health law and health middle areas of media and business law. The firm advises on their specific cosmetics-legal issues, for example, to the delimitation of cosmetic products for other product groups (drug / food / biocidal products, etc.), to the identification and application of cosmetics, as well as on legal issues relating to cosmetic treatments and the placing on the market of cosmetic equipment among other companies of the cosmetics industry.

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VaSt: Relief From The Tax Return

Works without even working tax annual is filling out the forms for the income tax return on the program. For many, that is connected with a lot of work. For this reason the Treasury decided, considerably to facilitate filling out the taxpayer. The pre-filled tax return (VSt) is free of charge and contains important information for the tax return. However, these should be checked. Also this not sufficient alone. More important posts must be filled continue independently. The Steuerberater Gunter Zielinski from Hamburg informed about the new service of the financial administration. Without self work not the advantage it works: the electronic tax declaration form is already pre-filled and deployed to the taxpayer through the Elster-online-portal, expected from April 2014,. All data stored in the financial management of the taxpayer are already stored in the form. This includes data such as name, Date of birth, address and confession. Data sending employers in offices, banks or insurance companies electronically to the tax authority, are also stored in the form. These include inter alia wage tax data and contributions to health and long-term care insurance. Friends pre-filled tax returns provide relief when filling out though, however, must further data which are necessary for determining the tax burden, even be made. For example, that the advertising expenses, extraordinary burdens or expenses for the journey to work. The forms are available in the Elster account available. “If you already have an account, to log only and receives account under the menu item manage” the appropriate forms. Others must first register. Important: The prefabricated data should be checked for correctness. The Steuerberater Gunter Zielinski from Hamburg is anytime available for detailed information. Press contact Gunter Zielinski – tax advisors Rolfinckstrasse 37 22391 Hamburg Tel: + 49 (0) 40 / 536 40-10 fax: + 49 (0) 40 / 536 40-121 E-Mail: Homepage:

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