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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 practices, B2B, confusion, enforcement, more restrictive measures|
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.