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Competition is one of modern Western societies' sacred words. It is the force that drives forward the advance of material progress and prosperity, that spurs the discoveries of science, that hastens the development of the arts. Competition has arguably played an important role in commerce ever since it originated at the very start of communication in prehistoric times. The research deals with the harmonisation of unfair competition law and involves an assessment of the laws of three Member States of the European Union as well as International and European law. Unfair competition law is such a broad area of the law, that even a part of it e.g. the element of confusion in unlawful imitation under German law, or the denigration of competitors under English law could be the object of a doctoral dissertation.

Keywords: English law; European union; German law; unfair competition law

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