Unfair Competition Prevention

 Latest update: April 2024 

Japan’s market economy encourages competition in industry and commerce. The Unfair Competition Prevention Act (UCPA) serves as a means of prohibiting acts which constitute unfair competition.


Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Related Legislation
  • Acts Defined as ‘Unfair Competition’
  • Penalties for Violation
  • Extraterritoriality of Antimonopoly Act
  • Further Reading


> For further info on the Antimonopoly Law, visit our section on Advertising and Competition

> For further info on the IPR system in Japan, visit our section on Intellectual Property Rights

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