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I. Introduction
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Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 34 (1980): Unfair Competition

Completed on 1 September 1978

Alois Troller

1. Systems of domestic law. – Since the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property1 applies in many countries, the definition of unfair competition provided by the treaty will be taken as the basis of the present discussion.

Art. 10 bis establishes which activities are to be treated in the member states as constituting unfair competition. Art. 10 bis par. 2 contains a general clause which defines unfair competition as consisting of eve…

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Alois Troller, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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