Unfair competition is primarily characterized by the use of deception or misrepresentations with regard to others’ IP while allowing the perpetrator to gain an economic advantage.
Unfair competition in IP matters can arise in a number of ways, including:
- Trade secrets — Stealing and misappropriating trade secrets and using them in a commercial enterprise
- Misrepresentation — Operating as an alleged licensee though lacking a license
- Trademark infringement — Using a trademark without permission or in a manner to pass off one’s goods as the trademark owner’s
Unfair competition matters are handled in many courts. The attorneys of Scarinci Hollenbeck can handle such issues in all relevant New York, New Jersey, and California courts, while the firm’s network facilitates the ability to address unfair competition matters anywhere in the world. The firm works to protect Clients’ trade secrets and the economic and creative capital invested in their unique businesses.
The unfair competition laws and regulations protect companies and inventors who hold patents, trademarks, and copyrights. However, the possession of a right is useless unless one also has access to a skilled IP firm. Scarinci Hollenbeck asserts IP rights on behalf of clients and pursues financial remedies and injunctions against perpetrators.