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Explanation: Non-disparagement refers to either a "non-disparagement clause" or a "non-disparagement agreement".
Depending on your exact context, "disparagement" means "Betriebsgefährdung" (when disparaging a competitor) or "Anschwärzung" or "herabsetzende Bezugnahme"(when referring to goods).
In line with "non-competition clause", it is not really necessary to express "non" in German; it is implied - and because you are dealing with a heading here (so it would redundant; you may want to be more precise in the actual text body). So, use any of the 3 options for your heading.
Explanation: It depends very much on the kind of agreement and on the nature of the clause:
if the non-disparagement provision aims at the protection of a person (natural or juridical, \"Herabwuerdigung\" is a good option.
You often find such a clause in employment or work contracts, requiring the employee to refrain from, well, disparaging his/her employer (after the employment/work relationship has ended). Viz. the stir such a clause has caused in Amazon.com\'s employees\' contracts!
If what is to be protected from disparagement or slander, is a competitor in the market or his business, then the German term is \"Geschaeftsehrverletzung\" or \"Verunglimpfung (eines Mitbewerbers)\".
If its specifically the competitor\'s products, then you might want to explain a little and say something like \"unwahr herabsetzende Aeusserung ueber die Ware eines Mitbewerbers\" or, again, \"Verunglimpfung (der Ware eines Mitbewerbers)\".
Regardsless of the contents of the agreement/clause, a non-disparagement clause prohibits the dissemination of lies regarding a certain person or thing.
As the previous answer has already pointed out, in German agreements, the relevant paragraph heading would read \"disparagement\" rather than \"non-disparagement\"
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DPS Australia Local time: 02:11 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in pair: 48