false advertising

false advertising
false ad·ver·tis·ing n: the crime or tort of publishing, broadcasting, or otherwise publicly distributing an advertisement that contains an untrue, misleading, or deceptive representation or statement which was made knowingly or recklessly and with the intent to promote the sale of property, goods, or services to the public

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

false advertising
n.
The deliberate inclusion of false information in advertising, with the intention of misleading consumers in order to make them purchase the advertised product. See also advertise

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


false advertising
n. The act of knowingly advertising a product or service that does not exist or does not function as represented.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


false advertising
"Any advertising or promotion that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities" (LANHAM ACT, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1125(a)).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


false advertising
"Any advertising or promotion that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities" (Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1125(a)).

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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