trade libel


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trade libel

The intentional disparagement of a property or a business. The statements must be false and must result in monetary loss in order to give rise to a cause of action.

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-- In 1994, Sotomayor wrote the opinion dismissing defamation and trade libel claims against CBS, one of the few defamation or libel cases she has handled, RCFP noted.
[4] Legal liabilities For law firms, legal liabilities can include admissions, trade libel, disclosure of non-public information, patentable information, trade secrets and disclosures of publicly traded entities that could manipulate stock prices or constitute securities fraud.
any form of the following, but only as a result of content: defamation, disparagement or harm to the character, reputation or feelings of any person or entity, including libel, slander, product or service disparagement, trade libel, infliction of emotional distress, outrage or outrageous conduct;
CV 08 1376 EDL) for False Advertising, Trademark Infringement, Computer Fraud and Abuse, Defamation, Trade Libel, Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Relations and Unfair Competition.
This obviously has to be done very carefully, to avoid any counterclaims for defamation or trade libel. There have even been calls to jail 'ambush marketers'!