Palming Off Law and Legal Definition

Palming off is misrepresenting someone else's goods or services as one's own in business. It is a tort that is actionable at law. This tort is known as “palming off” in the U.S., “passing off” in the British Isles and most of the Commonwealth, and “unfair competition” elsewhere.

Generally, the usual remedies of palming off are injunctions, delivery up of offending items and inquiries as to damages or accounts of profits.