Addressing Unfair Competition Matters

Unfair competition is the subject of both state and federal statutes. In this state, California Business and Professions Code Section 17200 prohibits "any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice" in addition to false or misleading "advertising." A claim of statutory unfair competition is typically combined with a claim of infringement of intellectual property.

I am attorney Lawrence G. Townsend. Based in San Francisco, I have handled many unfair competition cases under this statute. If you believe that your business has been damaged due to unfair competition by a former employee or other party, you should talk to an intellectual property lawyer as soon as possible.

What Does Your Case Involve?

I typically handle cases involving:

  • Trademark infringement
  • Claims of "false designation of origin"
  • A seller of a business or a former partner or shareholder who has started a new business that is claimed to be a violation of a non-competition agreement
  • The enforceability of restrain of trade agreements, outside of permitted uses for sales of business interests, that have the effect of severely restricting or disallowing the free right to engage in one's chosen trade or profession

When we meet to discuss your case, I will help you identify legal options that will protect your business and hold the responsible party accountable for the unfair competition they have created.

Contact An Attorney In San Francisco For Help With Unfair Competition Claims

Contact me, California unfair competition law attorney Larry Townsend today. I can meet with you and together we can discuss the legal options for your case.