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Reference (2009) 16(1) DULJ 100
Country Ireland Legal Literature date 2009
Author N. REILLY Author initial
Title EN The role of traders in the enforcement of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive: a new unfair competition law for Ireland? URL EN N/A
Keywords aggressive commercial practicesB2Bconfusionenforcementmore restrictive measures

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This article notes that previously no direct action was possible for a trader looking to bring an action against another trader for a breach of consumer law by that trader. Section 71(2) of the Irish Consumer Protection Act now gives traders a right to apply to court for an order prohibiting a trader or person from engaging in unfair, misleading or aggressive commercial practices or committing other specific breaches of the Irish Consumer Protection Act. The author notes that this is a new remedy for traders seeking to prevent unfair competition by other traders. 

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