Palming off

Palming off – in the sphere of Tort Law this legal phrase is used to detail performed unfair competition by commercial body, where they advertise to the consumers certain goods as their own, while these goods are not produced by them, but namely manufactured by another trader or producer. This illegal practice pursues to mislead the consumers that this trader produces these goods or represents the actual producer. But in reality there is misrepresentation and the actual manufacturer has never authorized the trader at all to sell their own goods as if their own. The fake producer struggles to gain quick profit; it represents tort and raises legal bases for claiming compensation for damages and unachieved benefits. Stealing of images, trademark and other patent rights of the manufacturer may be claimed as well.

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