It’s a tough market out there, where creativity, ingenuity, and drive can put you ahead of the others in your industry. However, sometimes this creativity crosses the line into illegal territory, and infringes upon the fair and equitable marketplace. When businesses commit acts that are deceptive, which lead to economic harm of other businesses, this is known as “unfair competition.” State and federal laws are designed to protect the investments of companies- financial, intellectual, and creative- to maintain a level playing field for everyone. But when one business uses wrongful or deceptive practices, it can seriously damage the other companies around them.
Because the world of business is so nuanced, it can be difficult to prove unfair competition. It’s even hard to know whether it’s happening at all. Thankfully, there are many experienced business attorneys in Walnut Creek who can help you identify potential signs of unfair competition. However, there are things that you can do, even before you ever speak with a lawyer. If you suspect that your business is being harmed by the actions of a competitor, and may wish to file a lawsuit against them, it’s important to:
Want to learn more about unfair competition or how to build a strong case on behalf of your business? Reach out to us at Yudien Law today and ask for your free consultation.