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Misrepresentation and misappropriation are the two most important common principles, or common ‘basic moral feelings’ of intellectual property and unfair competition law in Europe and elsewhere.

Misrepresentation and Misappropriation. In: Ohly A. (Red.) Common Principles of European Intellectual Property Law. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. p. 247-254.
With products which have been patented and have become famous or even iconic, exact copying can be perceived as parasitic and/or confusing to the public.
Slavish imitation, freedom of competition and the Lego brick. In: Broek B. van den, Dack S., Eijsvogels F., Hirschfeld A. (Eds.) Willem Hoyng Litigator. Amsterdam: deLex, 2013. p.282-300.