False designation of origin

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In consumer law, false designation of origin occurs when the manufacturer or seller lies about the country of origin or maker of its products. For example, if a manufacturer makes a product and then claims that it is a high end name brand product.[1]

In U.S. law, false designation of origin is defined by 15 U.S.C. § 1125.


  1. ^ USF Law School. "Question: What is false designation of origin?". Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.