Ochrona konsumenta w świetle prawa do firmy
Consumer Protection in the Light of the Right to a Firm
Autorka przeanalizowała obowiązujące przepisy kodeksu handlowego i cywilnego dotyczące firmy w aspekcie ochrony konsumenta.
Legal problems connected with consumer protection are more and more frequently considered in the legal literature. The article, presenting the binding legal regulations on the firm and the right to the firm, shows to what extent these regulations serve consumer protection. The fact that regulations of commercial code include the so-called principles of company laws is of particular significance to the consumers. A firm chosen and used in accordance with these principles fulfils two basic functions, namely individualises a commercial company and its economic activity and also performs an advertising function attracting consumers to purchase its goods or services. The analysis of legal regulations on firms leads to a conclusion that some solutions approved by the legislator do not take into account consumer interests. One can quote here inadequate or misleading contents of supplements, free interpretation of terms as regards territorial range of the firm's activity or unlimited use of companies which have been crossed out from the register. Bearing consumers interest in mind, these imperfections should be eliminated by the legislator in the future. (original abstract)