Practices that cause your business economic injury are illegal. Unlike fair and ethical competitive business transactions, business practices that cause your business economic injury are illegal.
Such unfair competition encompasses an array of unfair practices that may include any of the following:
- Theft of proprietary information, such as customer information
- Trademark infringement
- Trade defamation
- Misappropriation of trade secrets.
The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP believe in a free economy and that the right to compete in that economy should be fair and ethical. We will work with you on the various remedies available to you should your business be harmed by unfair competition practices, including litigating for damages and compensation, issuing injunctions, and other actions.
Trademark and Trade Issues
Trademark issues fall under the scope of unfair competition. Trademarks are sought to clearly identify the manufacturer of a product.
Your competition is legally banned from making unfair or deceptive statements about your business or products. If a competitor creates dishonest information utilizing your name or your business or product names, you may be able to take legal action.
Another area involving unfair competition concerns trade secrets. Your competition is not permitted to unethically obtain your business trade secrets. Tactics that may be used to obtain trade or corporate secrets may include your competition impersonating themselves as your employees, utilizing various methods of eavesdropping, employing illegal surveillance tactics, and stealing information, to name just some.
Typically, once a party discovers a secret, that information is no longer a secret; however, if unfair methods were used to obtain that confidential information, your business may be legally protected.
Need Legal Help Regarding Unfair Competition Attorneys?
If your business suffered financial injury due to unfair or dishonest business practices, you may have legal rights, including damages as compensation for financial injury and injunctions to cease unfair competition practices.
Our Unfair Competition Business Attorneys understand your legal rights and options and will let you know if your business is eligible for any compensation or damages. Please fill out our online form or call 1(800)-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to speak with one of our experienced Unfair Competition attorneys today.