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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China Enterprises intends to vigorously pursue its Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) claim against these defendants, as well as trade libel, defamation and intentional interferences with prospective economic advantage claims.
Chapters also include an overview of the Internet and information on protecting copyrights, litigating copyright disputes, combatting defamation, trade libel, product disparagement and other improper postings, disposing of spam, protecting privacy, and determining jurisdiction.
Does the review check for plagiarism, possible misappropriation of ideas, "palming off" one's goods or services as those of another, trade libel and product disparagement?
com Sock Puppet, thereby constituting trade libel of the Pets.
Perhaps the clearest, though certainly not the most famous, example can be found in the field of trade libel, and more specifically in the little-noticed Supreme Court decision in the case of Bose Corp.
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Armored Shield[TM] Technologies alleged claims for misappropriation of trade secret information, breach of and interference with contract and trade libel and it sought a declaration of copyright ownership.
The blog post did note that "cartoonists have to be careful not to commit trade libel because they don't want to be sued.