First Infringement Case of Unfair Competition Law in Jordan

15 Dec 2004

The Jordanian Magistrates Court of Amman issued an unprecedented judgment in a case relating to unfair competition.

To summarize the case, the Appellant, a foreign company, filed a lawsuit against another local company, which was engaged in the manufacturing of products which were identical to those of the Appellant's thereby constituting unfair competition. 

The Appellant requested the seizure of the products and paying compensation according to the provisions of the Unfair Competition Law and Trade Secrets No. 15 of the Year 2000.

After the Court has examined the case, it was proved that the local company sold products bearing trademarks imitating the Appellant's trademarks and illegally used the Appellant's registered trademark to mislead consumers and sold the imitated products to the public with a noticeable difference in price and quality in addition to the different origin of the products.

Therefore, and according to the statement made by the connoisseur the court has decided to charge the infringer company to pay JD1,100 along with the official fees, expenses, and JD70 as the lawyer's remunerations.



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