English translation: parasitical business practices
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02:59 Sep 11, 2001
French to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents
French term or phrase:parasitisme
In a legal document, one company is accusing the second of this. It seems to mean it is accusing the second company of trying to make money off its back by copying its name.
Explanation: this is more colloquial and widely used in scientific prose (A New Parasite of the Honeybee. Photos of Varroa Mites and their Damage. The adult
bee near the center right, has a mite piggybacking on its thorax) and in marketing (Forbes.com
"He plans to paste his own ads over one in every four banners that his software will obliterate, piggybacking on a slot paid for by someone else.")