One of the cornerstones of our free market economic system is the right of businesses to compete with one another in the marketplace. When a company engages in unfair competition tactics, businesses, investors and consumers can all be harmed. Conversely, when a business has been accused of unfair competition practices, it can have a serious negative impact on that company’s bottom line.
At Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP, our California lawyers are committed to protecting the interests of businesses on either side of an unfair competition claim. You can rely on us to help you achieve the best possible resolution in an efficient and effective manner.
What Is Considered To Be Unfair Business Practices?
The California Unfair Business Practices Act governs unfair competition claims at the state level. Federal antitrust laws and other federal legislation may also come into play in cases involving unfair business practices. Unfair competition can encompass a wide range of practices, including:
- Tortious interference with a contract or business relationship
- False advertising
- Trademark and copyright infringement
- Selling goods and services below cost
- Violations of noncompete agreements
- Libel and slander
Because these cases often involve questions of both state and federal law, things can get complicated quickly. It is important to have legal counsel on your side who is experienced in matters of business litigation. Our attorneys understand what it takes to protect the valuable interests of those who have been harmed by unfair competition and those who have been accused of engaging in unfair business practices.
Contact Our Orange County Lawyers For Help With All Business Litigation Matters
We are committed to ensuring that good faith and fair dealing are integrated parts of the business marketplace. Contact us online or call to schedule a consultation. At Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP, we provide business litigation services to companies throughout California.