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Passing Off

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the history and ingredients of this misrepresentation economic tort. Part of its importance is as a parallel action to the statutory protection of trademarks, but it is shown ... More


The Misrepresentation Economic Torts: Conclusion

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the potential future developments of the misrepresentation economic torts: deceit, malicious falsehood, and passing off. Deceit and its satellite actions — the action for ... More


Industrial Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0035
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on laws governing trademarks and unfair competition in the 19th century covers private and public control of marketing practices, the common law action against ‘passing, palming or ... More


Introduction

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter introduces the economic torts, i.e., those torts that have as their name suggests the primary function of protecting claimants' economic interests. They include the general economic ... More


Linkages between Freedom of Expression and Unfair Competition Rules in International Trade: The Hertel Case and Beyond

Thomas Cottier and Sangeeta Khorana

in Human Rights and International Trade

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199285822
eISBN:
9780191700378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285822.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter seeks to explore the relationship between unfair competition rules and freedom of expression, including the right to provide and obtain information. Both areas are of uncontested ... More


Unfair Competition and Trademarks

in No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804745789
eISBN:
9780804763271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804745789.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the concept of unfair competition, focusing on two parts of the concept: passing off and misappropriation. It then turns to trademark law, providing a definition and examples, ... More


The Concept of Intellectual Property

MICHAEL SPENCE

in Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198765011
eISBN:
9780191695278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765011.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the core concept of intellectual property. It also provides an outline of the four major regimes that govern intellectual property — copyright, patent, trade mark, and database ... More


Deceit

Hazel Carty

in An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546749
eISBN:
9780191594946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the history and ingredients of this tort. The limited application of the tort of deceit to any allegation centred on unfair competition is assessed (given it is a two-party ... More


Protecting News before the Internet

Heidi J. S. Tworek

in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199676187
eISBN:
9780191809194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Marketing

Legal attempts to protect news reports have become increasingly common as the Internet threatens the traditional business models of news providers. Parallels and precedents to such efforts first ... More


The Republic of Korea (‘.kr’)

Ho-Hyun Nahm

in Domain Name Law And Practice: An International Handbook

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199663163
eISBN:
9780191932748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663163.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Trademark rights in Korea are based on registration. The Trademark Decree was promulgated in 1908 and the Trademark Act was firstly enacted and enforced on November 28, 1949. Since that time, the ... More


Protecting User Interfaces

Noam Shemtov

in Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198716792
eISBN:
9780191848377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716792.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the scope of protection to which graphical user interfaces may be eligible under various intellectual property rights: namely, trade marks, unfair-competition laws, design ... More


Greece (‘.gr’)

Apostolos Chronopoulos

in Domain Name Law And Practice: An International Handbook

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199663163
eISBN:
9780191932748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663163.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Both natural and legal persons have the right to use a name so as to identify themselves in the field of their social and economic activity. The right to use such a name is protected by virtue of ... More


The Ambiguities of Abundance

Joseph M. Gabriel

in Medical Monopoly: Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226108186
eISBN:
9780226108216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108216.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the growing importance of patents and trademarks to the pharmaceutical industry during the 1890s, the increased willingness of ethical manufacturers to innovate and commercially ... More


Growing Economic and Geopolitical Impact

in The World Under Pressure: How China and India Are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777131
eISBN:
9780804778862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777131.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Given the rapid economic growth of China and India, this chapter examines the impact of such growth on the world economy and geopolitics. It first assesses the positive and negative effects of the ... More


Poland (‘.pl’)

Justyna Ożegalska-Trybalska

in Domain Name Law And Practice: An International Handbook

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199663163
eISBN:
9780191932748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663163.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Protection of industrial property in Poland, including trademarks, is governed by the Industrial Property Law (Ustawa prawo własności przemysłowej), dated 30 June 2000 (hereinafter the IPL).


China

Andrew Boutros

in From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190232399
eISBN:
9780190232412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232399.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Company and Commercial Law

China’s anti-corruption legislation prohibits both official corruption and commercial bribery. China is a civil law country. It does not have a uniform national anti-corruption law yet, and the ... More


Economic Torts and Interests

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter is concerned with the history of a miscellany of wrongs best described as economic torts, and with related concepts. These involve various forms of interference (other than defamation) ... More


The Current Legal Framework

in The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756433
eISBN:
9780804773416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756433.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the legal structure governing authors' rights in the United States. It first traces the philosophical foundations of American copyright law and their relationship to the ... More


South Africa

Marius Schneider and Vanessa Ferguson

in Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198837336
eISBN:
9780191932380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837336.003.0049
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The Republic of South Africa, known as South Africa, occupies the most southern tip of Africa with a coastline stretching from the border of Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean (south-west coast) of ... More


Trade Secrets

Dan Hunter

in The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195340600
eISBN:
9780190260217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195340600.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses trade secrets which are considered statutory law in forty-seven states and territories and common law in others. Trade secrets prevent valuable information from being used by ... More


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