New Zealand has a comprehensive set of laws which govern how businesses trade with each other and with consumers. These include the Fair Trading Act 1986, the tort of passing off, the Sale of Goods Act 1908 and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. Of this legislation intellectual...

What kinds of conduct are prohibited under the FTA? The FTA prohibits traders from: Engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct in trade generally and specifically in relation to goods, services and employment; Making false representations in trade about goods, services, land and from certain conduct in...