The administrative body is a state authority, funded by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.
The defendant is a legal entity performing business activities in the field of commerce, services and manufacture.
The administrative body claimed that the defendant breached the prohibition of unfair commercial practices.
On 9 February 2016 and 1 March 2016, the inspectors of the Inspectorate of the Slovak Trade Inspection carried out the inspection in the defendant´s business premises. Based on the inspection carried out by the administrative body, it was inspected that the defendant maintained misleading information in relation to the price of the product. The inspection revealed that the defendant provided in the contrary to the requirements of professional diligence misleading information about the price of the product and the existence of a specific price advantage on his website. The original price of the product on the defendant´s website was 717,40 € and sale price was only 14,65 €, however; the defendant did not prove the correctness of the original price. This commercial practice shall be regarded as misleading because it causes or it is likely to cause that the consumer take a transactional decision that he would not have taken otherwise and deceives or is likely to deceive the average consumer.