The existing law provides, broadly, that use of a Part A registered trade mark in comparative advertising is an infringement. The Bill allows a trade mark to be used to identify a competitor's goods or services provided such use "is in accordance with honest practices in industrial and commercial matters" and neither takes unfair advantage of nor is detrimental to the distinctive character or reputation of the trade mark.
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