European Commission will in next few weeks rule on licencing practices of Germany’s “Green Dot” company DSD
According to the EU’s competition authority, Dual System charges licensing fees for the “Green Dot” trademark, “even if no services are provided”. This would be a breach of EU competition law. However, a spokesperson for the Competition DG confirmed that the “Green Dot” system itself is not under fire. A DSD spokesperson told EURACTIV that the costs of a negative decision by the Commission would possibly be more than 100 million DM.