Unfair Competition Prevention

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
  • 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