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There are 7 services for Complaints and petitions

Complaints and petitions

A spirit of competition invigorates business. But to avoid socially and economically harmful excesses, there are rules of conduct for business. If you believe or suspect you are being subjected to misconduct, you can find relevant government services and contacts here.

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Communicate indications of antitrust violations

If you have indications of possible infringements of cartel law you can send them to the Bundeskartellamt as a submission or complaint.

How to file an appeal against decisions of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office [Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, DPMA]

You may file an appeal against decisions of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in intellectual property proceedings.

Press law

Press law is a sub-area of media law that deals with the legal framework of the press based on the freedom of the press in Art. 5 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Constitution. ...

Report price-fixing and other restrictive agreements between undertakings

Cartels harm the economy as a whole and consumers in particular. If competitors coordinate their behaviour on a market in order to restrict or eliminate competition, this is...

Reporting violations in the financial services sector

If you have information about violations in the financial services sector, you can contact the whistleblower office of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority anonymously.

Settling a dispute at the BaFin conciliation board

Are you in conflict with a bank or financial services company? Then under certain circumstances you can turn to the conciliation body of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Submit complaints about the basic account

If your credit institution rejects your application for a basic account, does not provide you with sufficient support when you switch accounts or does not charge a fee that is customary in the market, you can complain to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority or initiate administrative proceedings.