unfair competition

noun
un·​fair com·​pe·​ti·​tion

Legal Definition of unfair competition

: the common-law tort of passing off one's goods as another's broadly : any of various torts (as disparagement) that interfere with the business prospects of a competitor or injure consumers

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“Unfair competition.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/unfair%20competition. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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