Palm off


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Palm off

To misrepresent inferior goods of one producer as superior goods made by a reputable, well-regarded competitor in order to gain commercial advantage and promote sales.

The doctrine of palming off is applied to the particular facts of a case in which the defendant is accused of engaging in Unfair Competition against the plaintiff.

See: foist
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Local television is noted for trying to palm off quickie call-in "polls" as representative of the views of their communities, a practice [that] sheds little real light on an issue and only serves to confuse viewers about the reliability of any poll.
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And there's a game of tag as the agents try to palm off a file they'd rather not deal with.
Heads of state have also shown that they would rather palm off the problem to external sources for assistance rather than listening to their own experts.