Written by a worldwide team of experts, this new work 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:
I. Background and General Approach to Unfair Competition Law.
II. Legal Basis of Unfair Competition Law and Relations to Neighbouring Areas of Law
III. General Considerations
IV. General Clause Against Unfair Competition
V. Protection of Competitors Against Unfair Trade Practices
VI. Specific Protection of Consumers Against Unfair Trade Practices
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Frauke Henning-Bodewig is head of a research unit at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property in Munich and professor at the University of Erlangen. The authors are experts from the countries they report on.
Table of Contents A) General 1 What is Unfair Competition? 2 International Protection Against Unfair Competition 3 Regional Protection Against Unfair Competition B) Country Reports 1 Australia 2 Austria 3 Brazil 4 Canada 5 China 6 France 7 Germany 8 Hungary 9 India 10 Italy 11 Japan 12 Lithuania 13 Netherlands 14 Poland 15 Spain 16 South Africa 17 Sweden 18 Switzerland 19 Turkey 20 UK 21 USA C) Outlook