Article 10bis

(1) The countries of the Union are bound to assure to nationals of such countries effective protection against unfair competition.

 

(2) Any act of competition contrary to honest practices in industrial or commercial matters constitutes an act of unfair competition.

 

(3) The following in particular shall be prohibited:

(i) all acts of such a nature as to create confusion by any means whatever with the establishment, the goods, or the industrial or commercial activities, of a competitor;

(ii) false allegations in the course of trade of such a nature as to discredit the establishment, the goods, or the industrial or commercial activities, of a competitor;

(iii) indications or allegations the use of which in the course of trade is liable to mislead the public as to the nature, the manufacturing process, the characteristics, the suitability for their purpose, or the quantity, of the goods.