Deceptive Trade Practice Law and Legal Definition

Deceptive trade practice refers to an activity in which an individual or business engages to mislead the public into purchasing a product or service. For instance, false advertising and odometer tampering. Deceptive trade practices result in criminal prosecution. In the U.S a number of states have adopted the standardized Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act (UDTPA) that covers all the prohibitions and issues addressed in state law in that area.