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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Unfair Competition, International Protection

Christian Riffel

Subject(s):
Competition — Intellectual property

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 At the outset, it bears emphasizing that this entry only indirectly concerns the discussion revolving around the buzz words ‘fair trading’ and ‘social dumping’. The basic regulation of international unfair competition law can be found in Art. 10 bis Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (‘Paris Convention’; Industrial Property, International Protection ). It is a highly controversial field of law because the answer to the question what is fair is culturally coined to a large extent. As a result of the uncertainty in the application of Art....
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