What Defines Unfair Competition?
Assistance from a Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney
deception of consumers by selling goods with stolen or deceptive trademarks is an example of unfair competition. It deliberately misleads and confuses
customers and also harms the legal trademark holder. If your business
is suffering because of unfair competition practices by others, you need
to get legal representation immediately to take action against the other
party. The lawyers from our firm can provide you with helpful counsel
to protect your rights and those of your customers.
Causes Leading to Imbalanced Competition
Often times the most common type of unfair competition comes from
trademark infringement and
breach of contract cases. Litigation can be pursued when another business has been misleading
consumers or a former employee has violated signed agreements. There are
various forms of unfair competition, including some from the following list:
- False advertising
- Substituting one brand for another without authorization
- Stealing customers from a business by a former employee
- Theft of proprietary technology or trade secrets
- Violation of non-compete agreements
- Other forms of misrepresentation of products or services
In general, all of these different avenues make it so that competitors
cannot play on equal terms. When certain conditions, whether favorable
or not, affect some corporations but not others it can cause unfair situations.
On some occasions, competitors will also seek to harm the abilities and
practices of other businesses just so that they may succeed. The key here
is that the success must be a direct result of some illegitimate or illegal
action. It does not refer to chance occasions that allow for one business
to succeed and not the other.
This is in direct contrast to fair competition which seeks to ensure that
all businesses are operating with the same rules and equal competition.
Competing in a fair manner helps to prevent certain actions of a business
from hurting other businesses in the long run. It deters one group from
always gaining while others lose out.
Fighting Against Unethical Practices
It can be difficult to maintain a fair and just environment where honest
businesses and corporations can prosper. When the success of a business
is interrupted by another's
business fraud or
misrepresentation in business dealings, it is important for those of us who are honestly making their way in
the world to take action against the unethical practices of others. Our
firm is dedicated to helping the honest business or corporation to aggressively
and effectively take action against those who are attempting to steal
from the hard work and efforts of others.
Contact a Los Angeles business litigation attorney from The Mirkhan Law Firm today to have a qualified legal professional
assess your case and help you move forward.