Unfair Competition Under French Internet Law

There is no statute defining unfair competition under French law. Therefore the Courts decide what constitutes unfair competition on a case-by-case basis. The Courts traditionally distinguish among 4 different types of unfair competition, and are now adjusting these categories to Internet disputes.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What situations correspond to these 4 categories of unfair competition?
What damage are recoverable under unfair competition principles?
How do the Courts apply these notions to unfair competition involving websites?

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