Misappropriation Under Unfair Competition Actions

Misappropriation involves the use of another’s tangible product interests in order to gain economic interests. There is no federal statute that addresses misappropriation therefore litigants are relying on state's unfair competition doctrine. The increasing use of the Internet and frequent unfair business practices occurring has caused litigants to have state courts interpret the state's unfair competition doctrine and its applicability to this environment

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What has the precedence been the theory of misrepresentation?
What are the limitations of the misappropriation cause of action?


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