reverse passing off

Definition of "reverse passing off"
  1. An illegal practice where someone erases the original name or trademark from another party's goods or services and resells them under a different identity
How to use "reverse passing off" in a sentence
  1. The local grocery store was sued for reverse passing off after it was found repackaging brand-name cereals under its own private label.
  2. The tech firm fell victim to reverse passing off when a competitor stripped their software of any identifying marks and resold it as their own product.
  3. The investigation revealed a widespread scheme of reverse passing off, with counterfeit clothing sellers repainting genuine products and selling them as lesser-known brands.

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