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The Law of Passing-Off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation 5th ed


ISBN13: 9780414058408
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414042322
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £335.00



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  • Offers incisive analysis of the body of case law that makes up the tort of passing off
  • Examines injurious falsehood and the aspects of international law relevant to unfair competition
  • Deals with goodwill, damage and misrepresentation, and how they are proved
  • Explains case law on the various forms of misrepresentation
  • Goes through the case law on different marks and signs, including generic terms, names, titles, packaging, symbols, logos and domain names
  • International in scope including references from many common law jurisdictions
  • Covers misrepresentation of character and personality rights
  • Discusses the defences avaliable against claims for passing off, in UK and European law
  • Deals with enforcement, including injunctions, procedure and evidence
  • Covers misrepresentation of character and personality rights
  • Discusses the defences available against claims for passing off, in UK and European law
  • Deals with enforcement, including injunctions, procedure and evidence
  • Includes references from many common law jurisdictions

  • Subjects:
    Intellectual Property Law
    Contents:
    1. Introduction
    2. Unfair competition in European and International law
    3. Goodwill
    4. Damage
    5. The misrepresentation in passing-off
    6. The misrepresentation in injurious falsehood
    7. Actionable misrepresentations
    8. Signs
    9. Defences in European and national law
    10. Enforcement