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This chapter addresses the law of unfair competition by way of a comparison between Dutch, German and English law in an International and European context. This comparison will involve substantive as well as procedural law. On the basis of this analysis the possibilities for, as well as feasibility of, regulating the 'problem areas' of unfair competition law that have not (or have not completely) been harmonized so far, namely misleading advertising, denigrating one's competitor, unlawful imitation, misappropriation of another's achievements, and, finally, trade secrets can be analyzed. This will help to determine what 'model of law' is best suited for being adopted as an approach to unifying unfair competition law. German law has recognized an all-embracing concept of unfair competition in its law. English law does not explicitly require, as opposed to German and Dutch law, that the confidential information should be of economic interest to keeper of the information.

Keywords: Dutch law; English law; German law; misleading advertising; unfair competition law



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