trade libel

trade libel
trade libel n: disparagement (1)

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

trade libel
In relation to goods and services there are actions open to aggrieved traders if they believe their product, services or business has been maliciously represented by another and they accordingly suffer loss; these actions include trade libel and "injurious falsehood".

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