International Handbook on Unfair Competition

Edited by: Frauke Henning-Bodewig

Written by a worldwide team of experts, this book surveys and comments on the unfair competition laws of the world's leading economic powers. Following a standard pattern, each chapter introduces the reader to the latest developments in each jurisdiction, highlighting the ways in which the basic legislation and case law relates to enforcement issues, and how unfair competition laws fit with wider considerations of consumer protection and within prevailing intellectual property and competition law frameworks. Each of the country reports follows the same standard structure, which includes: background and general approach to unfair competition law * legal basis of unfair competition law and relations to neighboring areas of law * general considerations * general clause against unfair competition * marketing * protection of competitors against unfair trade practices * specific protection of consumers against unfair trade practices * enforcement. The country reports cover the following countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the US.

688 pages

Publication Date: 1/3/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849463683