California's Unfair Competition Law (Business and Professions Code sections 17200, et seq.) defines unfair competition as including "any unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue, or misleading advertising." Generally speaking, the remedies available for an act of unfair competition are an injunction (an order instructing someone to do or stop doing a particular act) and restitution (an order instructing someone to return something wrongfully gained, including profits).
Identifying When Unfair Competition Has Occurred
A businessperson may not be able to identify when a competitor is engaged in unlawful business practices. It takes someone with experience handling unfair competition cases to identify when it has occurred. While competition is a standard element of business, that does not mean a business must endure deceptive or fraudulent practices that constitute unfair competition. Once unfair competition has been identified, an experienced attorney can pursue remedies to put an end to it.
Klein & Wilson's Orange County intellectual property trial attorneys help clients ascertain the difference between fair competition and unfair competition. When the line is crossed and competition becomes unfair, Klein & Wilson's attorneys can navigate the path to a successful verdict.
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